Investigators: 1-year-old boy likely shot, killed by toddler

MCDONOUGH, Ga. – A young child is dead after being shot, and investigators believe a toddler may have pulled the trigger.

Officials told WXIA that they were called to a home on Saturday afternoon after learning that a child shot a 1-year-old.

Once officers arrived at the home, they learned the older child was just 3-years-old.

Authorities are still investigating, but say they believe an adult left a loaded .45 caliber handgun on a table in the same room as the children.

Investigators say adults were in the room, but were not paying attention to the children.

So far, no charges have been filed at this time.