Henry County, Mo. — Law enforcement authorities are reminding parents to lock their guns after a boy’s accidental death.
Just after 12:30p.m. Tuesday, police were dispatched to the 500 block of South 11 Street Terrace in the city of Clinton in reference to a four-year-old boy who had been shot in the head, according to a media release from police.
When officers arrived, they found the boy on the floor of the kitchen area where his mother was attempting first aid.
The boy was breathing and had a pulse. Officers assisted in first aid until Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the boy to a waiting Life Flight helicopter.
He was then flown to a hospital in the Kansas City area but he did not survive his wound.
Preliminary investigation by Clinton Police Detectives revealed that the boy apparently located a firearm in the kitchen area of the home and accidentally discharged it with the bullet striking him in the head.