A Wisconsin mother was fatally shot by her toddler son.
Patrice Price, a 26-year-old mother of three from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died April 26 after her two-year-old son found a gun in the backseat of a vehicle and accidentally discharged it, as reported by WISN.
The gun belonged to her boyfriend, who is a security guard. He left his weapon in his car, which Patrice was driving the morning of the fatal shooting.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, one bullet went through her back. After the shooting, she stopped the car on Wisconsin Highway 175.
“Initial witness accounts indicate that a child in the back seat of the vehicle got ahold of a gun and discharged the firearm, sending a single bullet into the driver’s back,” stated the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. “The MCSO investigation into the death is on-going.”
Sheriff’s deputies responded around 10:30 a.m. and found the woman was not breathing and did not have a pulse, according to WGN. Officials performed CPR until the fire department arrived. However, Patrice was declared dead at the scene.
"People were panicking and you could tell people were generally trying to help," said witness Kourtney Blevins. "I know there’s some little boys down there which they put in a police car. It was two little boys -- it looked like some kids were involved unfortunately."
Andre Price, Patrice’s father, said his daughter was a hardworking woman and that her death is heartbreaking.
"Now I don't have her no more," he told WISN. "My chest has been hurting. I have a knot in my chest. They won't even let me see my daughter. I wanted to hold my daughter for one last time."
In March, Jamie Gilt, a passionate pro-gun advocate, was shot by her child while driving. According to the New York Daily News, the four-year-old boy fired a .45 caliber handgun into the driver’s seat, hitting his mother in the back. The gun was legally owned by Gilt.