Toddler with rifle fatally shoots father, police say
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) - A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot his father in the back and killed him, St. Louis police say.
The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. Saturday. Police found the victim, reportedly a man in his 20s, unconscious and not breathing. He was later pronounced dead.
Authorities say the victim’s 2-year-old son was handling a rifle when it went off.
Homicide detectives are investigating.
Police say there was also a woman in the home when the shooting happened. It is unclear whether she will face any charges.
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