A 3-year-old boy shot his 2-year-old brother after discovering a gun in his mom’s purse, police stated.

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GARY, Ind. – A 3-year-old boy discovered a gun in his mom’s purse and by accident shot his 2-year-old brother, fatally wounding him, Gary police stated.

Officers have been despatched to an area hospital Friday night time relating to a 2-year-old gunshot sufferer. The boy’s mom instructed officers there that her 3-year-old son discovered the gun in her purse after she left the bed room and by accident shot his youthful brother, who later died from his wounds.

The Lake County Prosecutor’s Murder Job Pressure is investigating the taking pictures that occurred inside a house in Gary.

“We conduct a legal investigation, then we current that to the Lake County prosecutor, who makes a dedication as as to whether it was negligence or an unlucky accident,” Gary Police Chief Sam Roberts stated. He told WLS-TV.

Mayor Jerome A. confused Prince and Gary Police Chief Anthony Titus stated it was vital for adults to take motion to correctly safe firearms and different gadgets that might “flip into weapons within the fingers of harmless kids.” Specifically, they urged using gun containers or gun locks to safe firearms.

“Our ideas and prayers exit to the family members of the 2-year-old boy who was tragically taken from our neighborhood,” Prince and Titus stated in a joint assertion.

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