Georgia toddler shoots, kills himself with gun found inside home

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGCL) — Clayton County authorities are investigating after a toddler succumbed to his injuries inflicted by a gunshot wound.

In a press conference held Thursday, officials said they responded to a home in the 300 block of Blackhawk Trail in Jonesboro in reference to a child shot.

Authorities said the child climbed into bed with his father who was sleep, and located a handgun that was hidden under the pillow on the bed. One shot was fired.

Clayton County EMS, administered lifesaving procedures, and transported him to a local area hospital, where he later died.

The initial investigation reveals that the shot was accidental and self-inflicted; however, it is still an active and ongoing investigation.

The juvenile’s name has not been released.