This is so sad….
Police are investigating an incident in which a toddler may have accidentally shot his mother in the back.
Read more below for details:
A toddler reportedly playing with a handgun shot and killed his mother in a tragic accident in Miramar Wednesday night, police said.
The shooting happened at 8520 Sherman Circle North sometime after 7 p.m.
Police say they received a 911 call from someone inside the home who said the toddler, who is just shy of his third birthday, shot his mother.
The mother, identified by police as 33-year-old Julia Bennett, died at the scene.
The young boy was seen playing around with police shortly after the shooting, giving no outward sign of distress as his mother lay inside shot to death.
“At least it appears that he is not aware of exactly what it was that happened,” said Miramar Police spokesperson Tania Rues.
Police were trying to determine how the toddler got access to a loaded gun. The man inside the house who called 911 is not under arrest but was being questioned Wednesday by detectives.
No arrests have been made and the shooting is still under investigation, police said.
Something about this story doesn’t seem quite right to us….especially the male witness who called police. Somebody’s going to have to start telling the truth about what really happened here.