TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say the 4-year-old son of a state trooper in Ohio died after he found a gun that belonged to his father and accidentally shot himself.
A coroner ruled Monday that all evidence points to the boy shooting himself after finding an unsecured weapon inside his home in Toledo.
Police say the boy had been taken to a hospital Sunday where he died.
The coroner identified the boy as 4-year-old Evan Sun. Authorities say the child was shot once in the head.
The State Highway Patrol identified the trooper as Fu Sun of its Toledo post.
Toledo police say the investigation is continuing and the patrol says it will look into the division-issued gun involved in the shooting.