3-Year-Old Fatally Shot Near Broad Ripple Park After Gun Fell Off Counter (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover - 21Alive

December 8, 2013 Updated Dec 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (21Alive) -- RTV 6 reports that a 3-year-old is dead after being shot in the head Saturday evening.

Police say the child was shot at his family's home on the 1800 block of East 68th Street in Indianapolis.

Police responded to the scene after 6 p.m. where they found the boy inside the home suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. The child was then rushed to Riley Hospital for Children in critical condition and later died of his injuries.

Investigators have indicated that they believe the child accidentally shot himself in the head after he pulled the gun off a kitchen counter.

A neighbor to the family said "I've known they had guns; they've carried them in public on their side, they've got permits for them and I just thought they always were a little bit more responsible than that,"

Indianapolis Metro Police Department Lt. Christopher Bailey said that detectives are reviewing evidence to determine if any criminal charges need to be filed.




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