Sahuarita neighborhood in shock after 3-year-old kills himself - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Sahuarita neighborhood in shock after 3-year-old kills himself

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:41:10 GMT
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

    More >>

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

    More >>
  • DCS: Toddler died after taking morphine

    DCS: Toddler died after taking morphine

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:05:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Cochise County toddler died May 4, 2017, after taking a morphine pill she found on the floor, according to the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

    More >>

    A Cochise County toddler died May 4, 2017, after taking a morphine pill she found on the floor, according to the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

    More >>
  • New X-rated Snapchat channel from Cosmo has parents concerned

    New X-rated Snapchat channel from Cosmo has parents concerned

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:48:29 GMT
    The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic. (WXIX)The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic. (WXIX)

    The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic.

    More >>

    The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic.

    More >>
SAHUARITA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sahuarita Police are investigating a tragic shooting involving a toddler killing himself. The shooting happened in the 300 block of Calle Minerva just before 8 p.m. Friday night.

Relatives came home briefly Saturday night and loaded bags into the back of an S.U.V. None of them wanted to talk on camera as they were too upset about the tragedy.

Investigators say the three year old somehow got a hold of the gun and shot himself in the face.

"[The gun] ended up falling out of a pocket or waistband and it was not known it was out of place," Philip Steele, Sahuarita Police spokesman, said. "The child found the gun unfortunately."

The toddler died at the scene. Neighbors saw the commotion.

"I saw the street filled with law enforcement, fire trucks, ambulances," Josue Gradilles, neighbor, said. "The only thing I really heard was a woman crying and distraught saying 'I'm sorry, I'm really sorry.'"

Gradilles lives down the street from the family. He also has a toddler. He was stunned to hear the news and feels bad for the family.

"I can't even imagine what they're going through. Accidents happen and you think this will never happen to us," said Gradilles.

Sahuarita Police are still investigating but have not charged the parents with any crime. They're treating it as an accident but say the tragedy should be a reminder to all parents about gun safety.

"Just make sure it's locked up especially if you have children in the house," said Steele.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

 

Powered by Frankly