A 4-year-old child accidentally shot and killed Josephine Fanning, the wife of a Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Fanning in Lebanon, Tennessee on Saturday (video below).
The child found the handgun and fired it during a gathering at Deputy Daniel Fanning’s house, reported WSMV-TV.
Josephine Fanning was dead by the time authorities arrived on the scene. The child was reportedly related to the Fannings.
According to The Tennessean, Deputy Fanning had been in a bedroom of the home with another relative looking at guns. The child grabbed firearm on top of the bed when she entered the bedroom with Josephine Fanning.
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The child fired one shot, which killed Josephine Fanning.
"It's a sad, sad set of circumstances," said Sheriff Robert Bryan. "Nobody is immune to this, nobody. It doesn't matter if you are a law enforcement officer. these things can happen in seconds."