Livingston 2-year-old dead after accidentally shooting himself in face
Posted on September 18 2018
A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face after finding a gun on the counter of his Livingston, La., home Monday (Sept. 17).
A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead after he accidentally shot himself in the face in his Livingston, La., home on Monday (Sept. 17). (Alex_Schmidt)
The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not yet released the child's name.
The shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. at a home in the 18000 block of Murphy Estate Lane in Livingston. The pistol was on a counter in the house, according to Sheriff Jason Ard.
The boy grabbed a stool and climbed up to the countertop. When he grabbed for the gun, the weapon fired once, hitting him in the face, Ard said.
No one has been arrested in the case as of Monday afternoon. Detectives are still investigating.