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DOLTON, Ill. A three-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother Saturday in south suburban Dolton, police confirms to WGN News.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Food for Less parking lot at Greenwood and Sibley Boulevard.

UPDATE: Dad faces gun charge after boy accidentally shot, killed mom in Dolton

According to police, the family was sitting in their car when the boy somehow got a hold of the gun and fired it, striking his mother.

The woman was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Authorities say the boy’s father is in custody after admitting he owned the gun used in the fatal shooting.

No charges at this time as police investigate.