Friday 24 November 2017

Toddler, two, 'shot and killed his father in horrible accident'

The shooting happened in the US state of Alabama
The shooting happened in the US state of Alabama

A man was apparently shot dead by his two-year-old son in what US police are calling a horrible accident.

Hoover, Alabama, police Captain Gregg Rector said investigators have ruled out suicide and other scenarios in the death of 31-year-old Divine Vaniah Chambliss.

He said Mr Chambliss was found shot once in the head in a flat on Tuesday afternoon, and no-one else was inside other than the toddler.

There was no sign of an intruder or a self-inflicted wound, and there was a semi-automatic pistol in the flat.

Police say the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's office has completed a post-mortem and the results are pending.

Captain Rector said it is not difficult for a child to pull a trigger on that kind of weapon, and investigators believe that is what happened.

Press Association

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