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Indiana toddler fatally shoots himself with handgun, coroner says


LIVE IN OUR NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION. REPORTER: THE CHI PULLED THE TRIGGER OF A 357 MAGNUM REVOLVER AND SHOT HIMSELF IN THE CHEST. HE DIED INSIDE HIS HOME BEFORE HELP COULD ARRIVE. A MOTHER FRANTICALLY CALLS FOR HELP AFTER SHE FOUND HER LITTLE BOY HAD SHOT HIMSELF.>>IT WAS POSSIBLE FOR THE CHILD TO HAVE PULLED THE TRIGGER. REPORTER STEPHEN CALLAHAN SAYS AN AUTOPSY WAS REPORT ON CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH TODAY. THE CHILD’S DEATH HAS BEEN RULED AN ACCIDENT.>>THEY DID CHEC FOR PREVIOUS INJURIES, BRUISING, THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ABUSE OF THAT NATURE.>>THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AROUND 5:00 YESTERDAY. FIRST RESPONDERS RUSHED TO THE HOUSE AFTER TH MOM’S PLEA FOR HELP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. THE CHILD DIED BEFORE HELP COULD ARRIVE.>>THE AUTOPSY WAS TODAY. HE DIED OF A SINGLE GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST. ALL INDICATION WERE HE WAS THE ONE WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.>>ANYONE INVOLVED IN THIS, IT IS AS BAD AS IT GETS. REPORTER: THE CORONER SAYS THE FAMILY WANTED TO DONATE HIS ORGANS BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO HARVEST ORGANS.

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