A three-year-old boy has shot a one-year-old, killing him on Sunday afternoon in their Ohio home. The two children were not alone in their house when the incident occurred, as per the Associated Press.
It happened when a three-year-old picked up an unattended gun and fired on the head of a one-year-old.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams are investigating the case, trying to figure it out where the gun came from and how the child managed to get hold of it.
Emergency workers informed that the one-year-old was immediately taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.
“It’s a sad day for Cleveland,” Williams told reporters. “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.”
It was reported that when the mother came to know about her son’s death, she burst into tears and screamed on the house’s back porch.
When neighbors were asked to comment on the shooting incident, they told that the mother lived with her three small children in the house.
“They were really nice,” neighbor Larry Simpson said. “It’s a shame this had to happen.”