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JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a 2-year-old boy who found a handgun under his father’s pillow has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the boy died Thursday after walking into a bedroom where his father was sleeping.
A Clayton County police statement says the boy didn’t wake the father, found the loaded handgun under his pillow and fired one shot. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Police say the toddler’s mother was asleep in the front room at the time.
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The news release says both parents are cooperating with law enforcement. Police say it’s unknown whether charges will be filed.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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