SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — Savannah Police detectives said that a Dec. 5 shooting on E. 64th Street was the result of an “accidental” shooting by a young child.
Officers responded to the 100 block of E. 64th Street around 5:30 p.m. for a shooting and discovered Dustin Walters, 25, with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Police say the victim was wounded when a toddler, who was just under 2 years of age, found and fired the handgun, striking Walters.
We grieve along with the Walters family,” Chief Roy Minter said. “As a parent, I cannot imagine what this family is going through or will continue to go through in the coming years. What we want to make sure now is that parents are aware that although rare, these incidents can happen with tragic results. Please take this seriously and take the steps to ensure that you and your family members are safe.
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