Indiana Boy, 4, Accidentally Killed After Finding Loaded Gun In Home

A boy in Indiana died Saturday after finding a gun in his parents’ bedroom, according to WGN News.

Police in Merrillville, Ind. said Cash Irby Jr., 4, brought the gun to his own bedroom, where it fired and shot him in the head. The boy’s parents said he must have climbed on something in their room to get to the loaded handgun, which was kept in a closet.

The Lake County Indiana Coroner ruled the death an accident.

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