EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — The Latest on a 4-year-old boy who died after being shot in northwestern Indiana (all times local):
Relatives say a 4-year-old northwestern Indiana boy accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a gun in his home.
Grandmother LaToya Glover tells WLS-TV that Garrion Glover Jr. of East Chicago “got hold of a gun and he shot himself.” She says everyone else in the house was asleep at the time of the shooting early Thursday.
Coroners say the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital about 3 a.m.
Cousin Kenny Trout tells WBBM that Garrion liked to play with toy guns and probably thought the weapon was a toy.
It wasn’t immediately clear to whom the gun belongs. Police haven’t released details.
LaToya Glover tells WBBM the boy’s father died in a homicide at the same apartment complex two years ago where many residents own guns for protection.
Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has died after being shot in northwestern Indiana.
The Lake County coroner’s office says in a statement that Garrion Glover of East Chicago was pronounced dead around 3 a.m. Thursday at a hospital.
Details of the circumstances of the shooting haven’t been released and the death is under investigation.
The Associated Press left a message Thursday morning with the East Chicago Police Department seeking additional information.