Boy, 3, fatally shoots himself with gun found in bedroom
2020-10-13 | Since 5 Month
A three-year-old boy in the US state of Oregon was killed, after he shot himself in the head with a pistol he had found in his bedroom.
The British newspaper, The Times, said, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, that the local police chief's office reported that the child James Lindquester had pulled a pistol from a drawer near his bed on Friday evening, October 9, 2020.
Police and paramedics arrived at the family's home in the suburbs of Portland, "continuing the family's rescue efforts," and escorted the boy to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
After the incident, police said authorities urged gun owners to keep them in closed spaces and store them away from the ammunition. In a statement to KATU TV, Benny Okamoto of Ceasefire Oregon Violence Prevention Group said: “The burden is really on the adult gun owner to make sure The firearm is always safe. "
The British newspaper indicated that the family refused to be interviewed, but published a picture of the boy, taken on his third birthday, next to a cake, and another showing the child playing in the park. No charges were filed.
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