On Friday, November 17, at approximately 7:21 PM, Gary Police were dispatched to Northlake Methodist Hospital for a 2-year-old gunshot victim, according to Gary Police.
When officers arrived, they spoke with the child’s mother who told the officers that her son was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old son. The mother told the officers that the older child found the gun in her purse when she left a bedroom.
Additional officers were then dispatched to a home in the 2100 block of Georgia Street where the shooting is alleged to have occurred. Officers secured that home for the investigators.
Sadly the 2-year-old died from his injury, police said Saturday. The Lake County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force is investigating this shooting.
The Gary Police Department asks that gun owners secure their weapons in a gun box or with a gun lock.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (219) 755-3855.