Security guard's 3-year-old accidentally shoots himself with dad's gun
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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.