This just should not happen, ever. What was this parent thinking? Why was the handgun not secured and away from the child? This is just the kind of thing that anti gun people look for so they can get our rights taken away to own any gun.
Toddler dead from gunshot
May 22, 2011 @ 01:00 AM
ASHLAND,KY -- A toddler died Saturday night after accidentally discharging a gun that was in a vehicle with the 2-year-old child in the Cheddar's parking lot in Ashland, according to a press release from the Ashland Police Department.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the parking lot of the Ashland Town Center at 5:45 p.m. in response to several reports of a child that had been struck by a vehicle. When emergency personnel arrived to the scene, it became apparent that the 2-year-old child had been shot in the face.
The child was originally taken to King's Daughters Medical Center before being airlifted to the trauma center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
A preliminary investigation by the Ashland Police Department indicated that a parent was putting another child into a car seat when the parent reported hearing the shot and turning around to see the 2-year-old lying in the passenger seat bleeding severely. The parent grabbed the child and ran for help. The press release said a parent had left the firearm in the vehicle, and it discharged when the child obtained it.
The Ashland Police Department will continue to investigate the incident.
Toddler dead from gunshot - The Herald Dispatch