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24 May 2024

4-year-old boy shot himself

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Relatives say a 4-year-old northwestern Indiana boy accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a gun in his home.

Grandmother LaToya Glover tells WLS-TV that Garrion Glover Jr. of East Chicago "got hold of a gun and he shot himself." She says everyone else in the house was asleep at the time of the shooting early Thursday.

Coroners say the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital about 3 a.m.

Cousin Kenny Trout tells WBBM that Garrion liked to play with toy guns and probably thought the weapon was a toy.

It wasn't immediately clear to whom the gun belongs. Police haven't released details.

LaToya Glover tells WBBM the boy's father died in a homicide at the same apartment complex two years ago where many residents own guns for protection.