A 3-year-old boy in a small Michigan town was killed over the weekend when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun he found on the closet floor of his home.
The shooting death will undoubtedly renew the debate about gun safety, particularly after the boy’s father took to Facebook calling for it.
The incident took place Sunday at a home in Dundee, near the Ohio border.
Police said Damon Holbrook discovered the gun, which belonged to a family friend who was living in the house.
Authorities told CNN affiliate WXYZ that the family friend, Joshua Greenhill, had a concealed pistol license and he put the .40 caliber handgun in the closet. It was loaded, with a bullet in the chamber — but was not locked.
Three other children were in the house at the time.
Greenhill, was charged with careless discharge of a firearm — a misdemeanor which carries a sentence of up to 2 years in prison or a fine of $2,000
What is it with people keeping their registered guns in easy-to-find places??? And especially when there’s a house full of children? SMH!