This Was Not a Gun-Free Zone
It’s the Guns
The call came in 7:30 a.m. Monday.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of a shooting by a 3-year-old that left the child’s 1-year-old sibling dead.
A caller told sheriff’s dispatchers that the 3-year-old had “accidentally” shot the baby in the head, the department said in a news release.
San Diego sheriff’s deputies went to the home and confirmed that the older child had gotten hold of a gun that had not been securely stored in the home, the department said.
✱ The girl was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
✱ The case is under investigation by San Diego County sheriff’s homicide detectives and the DA has been notified.
It’s not immediately clear if any parents were in the home at the time of the shooting.