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2-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot Himself With His Dad’s Gun, While The Parent Slept Nearby

June 11, 2018 12:27

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself with his father’s gun, while the parent was sleeping nearby. How sad that the dad’s neglect cost his little son’s life.

Toddler fatally shot himself

Tasman Maile from Utah faces charges after his 2-year-old son fatally shot himself, while he was sleeping.

According to the Fox News, Maile was sleeping on the floor at his apartment, and his son Puniani was playing nearby. There was no furniture in the room, and perhaps, for this reason, Tasman slept on the floor.

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Maile had his fully loaded and safety off handgun with him. According to the police report, Puniani found his dad’s weapon and accidentally shot himself in his head. The boy’s mother was out of home when the tragedy happened.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they saw the little kid lying on the floor covered in blood. The boy was taken to the nearest hospital where he died two days after the incident.

The boy’s grandmother says the family doesn’t blame Tasman for this horrible tragedy:

We know that he loved Puniani so much.

Rest in peace, dear Puniani. We hope you’ll find your peace in heaven.

Warning! To all parents…

Dear parents, please follow these simple rules to keep your kids safe when you have guns in your home:

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1. Never leave a gun unattended.

2. Store a gun at a safe distance from your children.

3. Always keep a weapon locked.

4. Teach your kids never to play with a gun at your place or anyone else’s.

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Take care of your children’s safety!

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