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Boy, 3, Shoots and Kills a Toddler in Cleveland

Boy, 3, Shoots and Kills a Toddler in Cleveland

A three-year-old boy was handling a gun in Cleveland, Ohio, when it went off and shot a one-year-old boy in the head. The boy was taken to a hospital immediately but he was later pronounced dead. The tragedy took place on Sunday afternoon. According to the Police Chief of Cleveland, Calvin Williams, the police are trying to establish where the weapon came from and other circumstances of the accident.

Not many details were released about the shooting at the city's east side, but Williams did reveal that at least one adult was present in the house when the tragedy struck. Williams said to reporters outside the boy's home that this is a “sad day for Cleveland. This fascination that we have with handguns, not just in this city but in this country, has to stop. This is a senseless loss of life.”

Williams said that the person who left the gun unattended inside the house will likely face charges.

According to some media outlets, the boy's mother was heard screaming on the back porch after finding out her son had died. According to neighbors, the mother lived in the house with at least three other small children. One of the neighbors described the family as “nice”, adding that what had happened is a shame.

Forensics spent an hour and a half inspecting the two-story house in a bid to gather as many evidence and interviews as possible. The house entrance was marked with a yellow caution tape for hours after the incident.

 

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