In a distressing story emerging early Friday, a two-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun kept in his mother's purse, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.
According to USA Today, the 23-year-old mother of the child "had momentarily stepped away" when her son, identified as Kiyan Shelton, climbed to a kitchen counter where the purse was kept. The boy took out the handgun his mother kept in the purse, and accidentally shot himself with it.
When first responders arrived on the scene, they found the two-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was immediately rushed to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries.