A Nashville security guard’s 3-year-old son Treyvon shot himself in the wrist with his father’s gun Tuesday.
According to The Epoch Times, 24-year-old Tevin Tyson, a security guard that has a permit for a handgun, arrived home with his son. The two threw their backpacks on the floor of the apartment, but inside the father’s bag was a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. His job mandates that he provide his own weapon.
He told his son to get some clothes out of his backpack and turned away. Just a few moments later, the child picked up the gun and shot himself.
“Tyson loaded Treyvon into his vehicle and was taking him to a hospital when he saw a Metro police officer on Briley Parkway at the I-24 interchange and asked for help. An ambulance was called and Treyvon was transported to Vanderbilt,” the Metro Nashville Police said in a statement.
Everytown for Gun Safety shows that between 2007 and 2011, on average, 62 children under the age of 14 had gun injuries and were accidentally shot.