JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago police say a 2-year-old has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Joliet officials say fire department crews responded to a call early Wednesday of a child suffering a gunshot wound.
Police say the toddler found a gun legally owned by his father in a TV stand and accidentally shot himself in the head. Fire Chief Greg Blaskey says the child was treated at the scene and taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died.
Police said the shooting was an accident, but the case remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.