Tragedy: Three-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself After Finding Father’s Gun

Just for a brief disclaimer, this story is heavy. According to Daily Mail, a 3-year-old boy in Chicago is now dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head with his father’s gun.

Apparently, young Jeremiah Banks removed a 9mm semi-automatic gun from his parent’s bedroom as they slept around 3am. Police report that the toddler went into the living room and “accidentally shot himself in the head.” 

A neighbor who apparently over heard the incident told the Chicago Tribune her account of what happened. According to Genoveva Sajuan, two minutes after the “loud bang” that awakened her, she heard the parents screaming: ‘My baby, my baby.’

Sadly, Banks was pronounced dead from a singly gunshot wound at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.

Because of the accidental death and speculations of neglect, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have opened an investigation on the parents of the now deceased child. 

As sad as this story is, please child proof your homes to avoid tragedies like this unfortunate event.

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