Police: 2-year-old Broken Arrow boy dies after accidentally shooting self with handgun

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - A Broken Arrow toddler has died after an accidental shooting Tuesday night.

Officers responded just before 9 p.m. to a home near 41st and 209th East Avenue for what investigators say was the "accidental discharge" of a handgun.

Upon arrival, police found a 2-year-old boy who had shot himself.

The toddler was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound in the upper torso.

Broken Arrow Cpl. Leon Calhoun tells 2NEWS the boy did not survive his injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates this was a "tragic accident," said Calhoun, though the investigation is ongoing. 

The child's name has not been released. 

No arrests have been made in this incident. Calhoun expects more information to be released later in the day.

Print this article Back to Top