3 year-old Temorej Smith fatally shot himself after playing with a pink gun he thought was a toy.

He was being watched by his grandparents at the time while his parents were out.

An investigation into the tragic shooting his underway.

From NewsOne:

“If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box,” Bragg said. “At least have them out of the reach of children.”

Jack Logan, a local activist who founded the group “Put Down the Guns Young People,” handed out gun locks at a Burger King, just down the street from where the young boy lost his life.

“I didn’t want to see parents having guns laying around when a child could maybe get his or her hands on a gun,” Logan said. The Greenville Police Department is also offering residents free gun locks at the Police Department at 4 McGee Street.

Read more at NewsOne.com

What a tragic, totally preventable  situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Temorej’s family at his incredibly difficult time.

Rest in Peace, Temorej.


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