Mississippi sheriff: Three-year-old boy killed after accidentally shooting himself after finding gun

Published 12:15 pm Monday, July 19, 2021

A three year old boy was killed after finding a gun and accidentally shooting himself.

Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington told WLBT in Jackson that the boy was alone in a car with his older sister when the three-year-old found a gun in the glove compartment. The gun discharged, shooting the boy in the chest.

The parents had stepped away from the car to invite a group to a revival, Pennington said.

No charges were filed in the incident.