'Curious kids & loaded guns': 4yo accidentally shoots mother in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed on Sunday that an adult and child were shot. They added that there was “no immediate threat to the community.”
It was initially reported that there was a third child involved in the shooting but it's now understood one child took the gun from a nightstand and accidentally shot herself and her mother in the process.
Both were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident.
Police later tweeted, "PARENTS: curious kids and loaded guns have deadly consequences. Please secure your firearms and store out of reach from your little ones."
PARENTS: curious kids and loaded guns have deadly consequences. Please secure your firearms and store out of reach from your little ones.— IMPD (@IMPD_News) November 13, 2016
UPDATE: 4y/o girl took gun from nightstand hit self in cheek and 25y/o mom in head. Police investigating this as accidental. @rtv6— Emily A. Pace (@emilyapace) November 13, 2016
The shooting took place in a residential area, on 1600 block of East 44th Street, at around 8:30 am EST, according to Fox59.