A three-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother after finding a gun in the backseat of the family’s car in Illinois, a report said.
The terrible tragedy came after Dejah Bennet and her boyfriend arrived with their son at a supermarket in the Chicago suburb of Dolton on Saturday. WLS reportsciting the police.
In the parking lot, the toddler was in the back seat of the car and was beginning to play with the gun when it was fired, the report said.
The bullet hit Bennet in the neck. She was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The boy’s father, Romell Watson, was arrested and later charged with a gun misdemeanor, WLS said in an updated report.
On Sunday, after the fatal shooting, Dolton community activist Andrew Holmes distributed 400 gun locks outside the supermarket.
“That could have been prevented,” Holmes told the news outlet.
Holmes said the father admitted the firearm was his.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/14/illinois-3-year-old-boy-accidentally-shoots-kills-mom-dejah-bennet/ Three-year-old Illinois boy accidentally shoots, killing mom Dejah Bennet