Indiana toddler dies after taking mom’s gun, shooting himself in chest

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 2-year-old was fatally shot Wednesday night on the northwest side of Indianapolis, according to IMPD.

Police were called to the 5200 block of Alameda Road around 9:15 p.m.

Firefighters on scene worked desperately to revive the young boy, but they were not successful.

He was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

Police said the young child grabbed the gun from his mother’s purse off the kitchen counter after she momentarily stepped away, accidentally shooting himself.

The mother is cooperating with police.  She was initially questioned by detectives in the incident, but has since been released.

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