On Sunday night at approximately 11:06 p.m, officers responded to 125 E. Boonville in reference to reports that a juvenile had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers were advised the child’s father had taken the child to Bothwell ER by personal vehicle.

Per the child’s father and mother, the child had obtained a loaded handgun inside the residence and accidentally shot himself. The child was alive when he arrived at Bothwell but despite lifesaving efforts, the child succumbed to his injuries and died.

There were two other children present in the home when the incident occurred however no one else was injured.

The case is currently under investigation, however no foul play is suspected.

The child was identified as 4-year old Andre Walker (DOB 11.22.2016) of 125 E. Boonville.

Members from the Criminal Investigations Bureau responded to the scene. This incident is still under investigation

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