Toddler Fatally Shoots Mother Outside IL Grocery Store

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports:

A young mother is dead after her toddler accidentally shot and killed her Saturday in Dolton, according to police. A family’s life was changed in an instant while sitting in a Food-4-Less parking lot.

Police said a 3-year-old boy got hold of a gun in the back seat of his parent’s car and began playing with the weapon. It discharged, hitting his mother, 22-year-old Dejah Bennet, in the neck. She died a short time later.

The boy’s father, who was also present at the time of the shooting, is now in custody as police determine whether there are any charges to be filed against him.

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