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.
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.