SALEM, Ind. – State police are investigating the death of an Indiana man who was apparently fatally shot by his 3-year-old son after the child found a loaded gun in a southern Indiana home.
The 33-year-old Martinsville man was found dead Friday night in a Salem home by Washington County sheriff's deputies called to the scene.
State police say the man, his wife, their three children and a juvenile relative were at the home about 25 miles northwest of Louisville, Ky., doing remodeling work.
Detectives say it appears the man and two of his children were watching a television program in the home when the 3-year-old boy found a loaded handgun in the residence and it accidentally discharged, fatally wounding the child's father. No one else was injured.
The shooting remains under investigation.