Toddler, 2, dies of self-inflicted gunshot

A toddler somehow got his hands on a pistol and fatally shot himself in the head in a tragic accident in Fresno, California, on Saturday.
1:56 | 07/09/18

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It's shooting not stunned or northwest Fresno neighborhood. Fresno police continued to investigate how would two year old boy I seems on a pistol and fatally shot himself Saturday afternoon. Prompting gun safety concerns the room while the boundary. They say oh they can never get that they can't reach it cancer craft he they think they know they Klein. I'm they're curious. The other thing that a lot of people don't understand is that they if they think that a kid can't fire the gun because they can't hold the gun. Jacob LNG an owner of the firing line and Colby says the tragedy serves as a reminder to any gun owner. To use trigger locks the lock box is or unsafe to avoid tiled picking up a gun and paying. In this business I'm stunned that the number of instances that these kinds of things happen. And and it's frustrating because it it's so easy to prevent. The most recent accidental shooting in Houston Texas where police say a two year old Donahoe an unsecured pistol Sunday and shot himself and hang. Authorities believe the gun belonged to the child's father but will continue investigating. There are so many options available from extremely inexpensive to extremely elaborate state bond California requires every handgun purchased a California approved locking device all you need to do. Is put it through. The magazine well. And lock it on the gun. A study published in the journal pediatrics showed that on average 5790. Children in the US. Receive medical treatment in an emergency room each year for a gun related injury. That study based on data from 2012 to 2014. Shows about 21% of those injuries are unintentional. Ideally I would like to see people lock their guns in their safes. That's. Keeps criminals out of long keeps kids out of long keeps your brother a lot of mom keeps everybody out Vanessa Mascoll assembles ABC thirty action news.

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