Tulsa mother dies after being accidentally shot by toddler son
Updated: 9:30 p.m.
TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa mother has died after she was accidentally shot by her toddler son.
Emergency crews received a call about a 26-year-old mother who was shot in the head Monday evening.
Police say the woman was home with her 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter when her son grabbed a semiautomatic handgun and fired one shot at his mother.
Officials say the victim’s mother-in-law, who also lives at the home, arrived home to find her daughter-in-law shot in the head.
According to KJRH, EMSA paramedics transported the 26-year-old mother to a Tulsa hospital in grave condition.
She was later pronounced dead at 5:38 p.m.
Child specialists interviewed the 3-year-old boy to help figure out what happened.
KJRH says as the toddler was buckled into the police car, he repeated “mommy shot.”
The victim’s husband, who is a truck driver, was out of state at the time of the accident.
Police say he was notified of the tragedy and returned home.