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Age 2

Livingston, Louisiana

The pistol was on the counter

"That made my heart drop,” said one of his neighbors, who was a father to a young son. “It made me want to play with my little boy right now...I'm going to go hug him, fry some fish and play with him."

The child won’t get a hug from his father, and he won’t get to play and have fried fish. On a Monday morning, he climbed onto a stool and reached for a pistol left loaded on the counter. He fired one shot.

On Sept. 17, 2018, a 2-year-old boy died in his home after accidentally shooting himself in the face in Livingston, Louisiana. No charges were filed.

By Sequoia Wyckoff · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 80 infants and toddlers

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Damion Little Jr.

By his mother’s side until death

Ke'Anthony Terez Jelks Jr.

He was well beyond his years

David Jermaine Hall

Empty seat in his mother’s car

Jason Garcia Perez

Three months from his first birthday


Ears ringing. Loud noise. Third accident.

Nyla Jones

Shot by accident, while with family

Paxton Reece Edwards

It seemed like a happy home

Owen Propes

Rosy cheeks, blue eyes. Only 3.

Kayleen Lor

She just wanted to help people

Aiden Martin

Cinnamon twists. Play-Doh. Accident. Bloody refrigerator.

Julien Gonzalez

The youngest infant at his daycare

Messiah Murphy

A wrong turn, a grandson gone

Kyrie L. Johnson

He was only 17 months old

Livia Robinson

Sweet Livia’s smile ended while sleeping

Mikayla Alina Walker

Champion won’t lift yellow sword again

Montreal Dunn

Picket fence couldn’t keep him safe

Malachi La'Velle Michael Barnes

His mom had birthday invitations ready

Moises Ramon Montano

He was resting in Mom’s arms

Nathan Isaiah Hurtado

Tragic end for a happy kid