Toddler Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself Inside Chester Township Home - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Toddler Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself Inside Chester Township Home

Investigators say a boy either 2 or 3 years of age was inside a home on the 2900 block of Bethel Road around 3:30 p.m. Saturday when he found a gun underneath a bed.

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    Loved ones are in mourning after a toddler accidentally shot and killed himself inside a Chester Township home. NBC10's Drew Smith has the details.

    (Published Sunday, June 4, 2017)

    An investigation is underway after a toddler accidentally shot and killed himself in Chester Township, Delaware County, according to officials.

    Investigators say a boy either 2 or 3 years of age was inside a home on the 2900 block of Bethel Road around 3:30 p.m. Saturday when he found a gun underneath a bed. The child pulled the trigger and shot himself in the chest. He later died from his injuries.

    Dozens of family members of the boy, known as "Junior," were seen gathered outside the home crying and comforting each other.

    "I'm just blown away," Adolphus Adams, the boy's great grandfather, said. "I can't say anything. I'm not really sure what happened but I know he's gone."

    Neighbors told NBC10 they had just seen the little boy playing Friday. 

    "He wanted to play with my dog," Steven Potts said. "Loved my dog. They were just some good kids."

    Several of the boy's family members were taken in for questioning. Police have not yet announced any charges but the investigation is ongoing.