The victim was shot in the back while playing a video game on his computer. It was one of the couple’s children who told the police that the shooter was his 2-year-old brother. The weapon had been left on the ground, in a bag.
A father has died in Florida, shot by his 2-year-old son. US authorities revealed this information on Monday, June 6, but the facts date back to May 26.
The weapon left in a bag, on the ground
According to local media, five members of the same family, including a 5-month-old girl, were in the same room when the young boy accidentally shot his father. A few seconds before, he had grabbed a weapon found in a bag left on the ground.
The victim was shot in the back while playing a video game on his computer. When they arrived, the emergency services discovered the mother of the family in the process of providing cardiac massage to her companion. It was one of the couple’s children who told the police that the shooter was his 2-year-old brother.
The couple already sentenced for child neglect
“Gun owners who don’t store them safely are only a fraction of a second away from one of these tragedies,” the local sheriff said, adding that the couple were on a liberty regime. paroled after several offenses of child neglect and drug use.
Less than a year ago, in August 2021, a similar incident shocked America and once again revived the debate on the proliferation of firearms. Another 2-year-old child then killed his mother with a bullet to the head while the latter was in the middle of a videoconference.