Police are investigating the death of an old 18-month-old Georgia boy who died from a gunshot wound to the head in his home, police said.
Police told WSBTV that around 3 p.m. two brothers, 18 months and 3 years old, were inside of a bedroom with family members when an adult set down a loaded .45 caliber handgun.
One of the brothers reportedly picked up the handgun and pulled the trigger, killing the 18-month-old, but they are not sure which one.
"There were adults in the room at the time, but the adults were not paying attention to what was going on. They did not actually see the incident occur," Henry County police Lt. Mike Ireland said in an interview.
Yeah I know, someone somewhere used a gun to scare off some burglar/home intruder/ex-husband. And that makes the death of this child okay somehow.
But it really doesn't.
Especially since it is only one of almost 500 children killed or injured by gun violence so far this year.