Toddler fatally shoots self with gun from mother's purse

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Toddler Finds Handgun In Mother's Purse, Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot

On Wednesday night, an Indianapolis, Indiana parent was home alone with her 2-year old son, and turned her back on him for only a short time, reports IndyStar.

Unfortunately, it was long enough for the child to find and search the mother's purse, pull out the handgun he found inside and fire a shot into his chest, according to WXIN.

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The young boy was transported to an area children's hospital and arrived in critical condition.

Not long after, he was declared deceased.

Police are investigating the tragedy and have determined that the gun is legal.

The parent, who is described as being cooperative, was released after questioning.

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