Child Finds Gun At Babysitter’s Home, Accidentally Shoots Himself

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.

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