After picking up a handgun, a two-year-old boy accidentally shot himself dead when his mum was in the next room feeding her baby daughter.
After he got hold of the nine-millimeter Ruger and was hit by a bullet, Leighton Seals was rushed to the hospital.
The young boy died on Tuesday after the horrific incident in Indiana shortly after midday.
Mum Caci Seals, 22, was just a few feet away from her daughter at the time.
During the ordeal, Leighton’s dad, Noah Collins, was not at home, reports Metro.
A spokesman for the Indiana State Police said: “Evidence indicates the boy pulled the trigger on the Ruger and was struck by a single bullet.”
Doctors were struggling to save Leighton’s life, but a while later, he was pronounced dead.
An inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death is being conducted.
The spokesperson, however, added information about the circumstances that would not be published.
“If you knew Leighton, you’d know that he was smart, funny, and fun to be around. He loves his family and loved life.”