A tragedy has happened in Ohio after a three-year-old boy shot himself in the chest with a handgun that he found in his mother’s purse.
According to police, the tragedy took place in the boy’s family home in Hamilton, near Cincinnati.
The three-year-old boy, whose name has been released as Marques Green, reportedly died at the scene moments after the bullet pierced his chest.
The boy’s mother Elizabeth Green told police that the gun was in her purse and that she put the purse down when she returned home. Not long after that, her son discovered the weapon in the purse and shot himself with it.
In the 911 call released by police, Elizabeth Green was heard yelling as she said the following:
“My son just shot himself, and I’m not getting a pulse… Oh, my God, Oh, my God, I’m not getting a pulse… I don’t think he’s alive.”
Currently it is not clear whether authorities are going to charge anyone in the case.