A mother was rushed to the hospital after getting shot by her two-year-old son at her home.
The incident happened in Hendricks County, Indiana, where a 40-year-old mother was shot by her 2-year-old son.
Following the accident that took place just off the US 36, the mother’s other child, a 5-year-old, reportedly called for help. After the mom was hospitalized, the authorities inspected the home and found a semi-automatic pistol that the child found and used to shoot his mother.
According to the reports, both children present at the family home during the shooting were not injured. As for the mother, she remains in stable condition at an Indianapolis hospital as of this writing.
As Guy Relford, a gun rights attorney who provides safety courses related to the use of firearms, said according to CBS 4, accidental shootings are completely preventable.
“Gun ownership is a right. I fight for that every day, but with every right comes responsibility. One of those responsibilities for gun ownership is to responsibly store your firearm. It’s a lesson I wish more people would take to heart,” Relford said.
As the gun expert added, there are gun safes that keep firearms out of children’s reach and can be opened in just a second.
“If you didn’t store your gun in some way so it’s inaccessible to people who are not trained to handle your gun, then you are negligent in some way,” Relford said.
Following the tragic accident, the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the Child Protective Services have been alerted and that the case remains under investigation.
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