CROWN POINT, Ind. (CBS) — A child accidentally shot and killed himself when he found a handgun at his babysitter’s house Saturday.
WBBM-TV reports that 4-year-old Eric Cole found a handgun in a case under a bed in an upstairs bedroom. The gun fired a single round, striking Cole and killing him.
A family friend told WBBM that Cole was going to turn 5 in 15 days, and “the family is in tremendous shock right now.”
According to WBBM, the investigation is ongoing, but authorities do not expect charges to be filed.