3-year-old Wisconsin boy hospitalized after shooting self
Milwaukee police are investigating the shooting of a three-year-old boy that occurred Saturday afternoon.
The little boy is fighting for his life after police say he pulled the trigger and shot himself in the head.
The boy’s family tells FOX6 News he had surgery at Children’s Hospital – and remains in critical condition.
“It’s just really, really surreal. I just never would think,” a neighbor told FOX6 News.
The boy’s family tells FOX6 News the toddler is Kevin Donald.
An aunt says the family was returning from a shopping trip and the children were playing outside. She says a gun was left in the glove box inside the boy’s mother’s car, and the boy somehow got his hands on the weapon.
“I went to the back and it was the next door neighbor and they were saying that, I guess he shot himself,” a neighbor told FOX6 News.
The neighbor, who asked not to be identified, ran next door to help.
“I brought towels and sheets just to kind of stop the blood from flowing – not pressure it, but just holding, and myself kind of shocked because I’m thinking ‘what if this was my (child)?” the neighbor said.
That neighbor stood with the family waiting for first responders to arrive.
“We just prayed all together. It’s the only thing you can say,” the neighbor said.
As the boy was rushed to the hospital, family members and neighbors continued to pray for the little boy’s survival.
Police say the gun was recovered and no one is in custody at this time.
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