After finding his father’s gun in the backseat of a car, a four-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head.
When tragedy struck in the city of Westwego, near New Orleans, USA, Jarion Walker was sitting in the back seat with his two younger siblings, aged 22 months and one year.
According to authorities, his mother was in the front seat smoking weed with another adult when the boy picked up the gun.
On Saturday, Jan 29, around 10:45 p.m., Jarion was rushed to the hospital and died of his injuries.
Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich described the wound as “a contact wound to the forehead, right above the right eyebrow.”
Although no arrests have been made, detectives have confirmed that an investigation will be conducted.
“I don’t think it was appropriate to make an arrest at this point,” Mr Lopinto said.
“They just lost a child, and it wasn’t on purpose in the least.”