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.
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."