The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said a toddler found his mother’s an unsecured gun while she was out of the room and accidentally shot himself dead.
The shooting happened Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, at a home outside Mooresville, about 15 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
The child was identified as 2-year-old Anthony Jones of Indianapolis.
The mother, 26-year-old Stephanie Jones, said she had gone to the bathroom while her son was watching television, heard a gunshot and found him lying on the floor with a fatal head injury. At the scene, the baby was pronounced dead.
The boy’s father was not home at the time.
The death is still under investigation.