A two-year-old boy from Corsicana, Texas, a town of just under 24,000 people located between Dallas and Waco, shot himself in the head Wednesday night with his father’s handgun while his dad was looking away, police said.
The victim was identified as Kinsler Allen Davis, according to The Associated Press.
Davis was rushed to the local hospital in Fredricksberg before medics put him on a life flight to Dallas, but even doctors there could not save him.
A police statement obtained by Dallas-based CBS DFW explained that all physical evidence so far in the case indicates the shooting was accidental.
The boy found his 35-year-old father’s handgun while the man was interacting with something in his bedroom’s closet, with his son just feet away.
“As you can imagine, they’re extremely upset and distraught,” Corsicana police chief Randy Bratton reportedly said.
This video is from CBS DFW, aired Thursday, May 9, 2013.