Ugh! This is so heartbreaking and exactly why guns need to be LOCKED UP!
A two-year-old toddler shot and killed his mother after getting a hold of his father's gun in South Florida.
The father frantically called 911 after he tried to take the gun away from his son, resulting in an accidental discharge, which fatally wounded the mother.
The father was not married to the mother and did not live with her at the time of the shooting, which further calls into question WHY there was a gun left carelessly lying around the house in the first place!
Unfortunately with the mother gone, authorities may never know exactly what happened because there are no other witnesses. The police will talk to the toddler, but "due to the age" they're "not expecting to get much."
The father could be facing obvious charges of negligence for leaving a loaded weapon lying around, if not worse.
Police spokeswoman said in a statement:
"This should serve as a reminder to all parents out there to not leave firearms accessible to children. Even if you believe the firearm is not loaded, it's just not smart. It's not safe."
Check out the sad, sad news story above to hear the fathers frantic 911 call after the shooting and PLEASE take all necessary precautions to prevent this from ever happening again!
Do U think this is a case of negligence or could the father have a more sinister responsibility in this poor woman's death?
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