Mom Killed by Her 3-Year-Old While She Changed Baby's Diaper (VIDEO)

Tragedy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a grandmother came home to find her daughter shot dead on the floor. That would be horrific enough, but one stunning detail made it even more horrific -- the shooter was reportedly the mom's 3-year-old son.


The 26-year-old mother, who has not yet been identified, was reportedly home with her 1-year-old and 3-year-old and was changing the baby's diaper. The toddler somehow got ahold of a gun that was reportedly kept under the couch and fired off a round, hitting the mom in the head.

Her husband, a truck driver, was at work, and it was the children's grandmother who came home to discover the gut-wrenching scene.

It's unclear why the parents would have a loaded gun under the couch. A neighbor told Channel 2 in Tulsa that the mom was in the Army.

We've heard so many stories about fatal shootings by children who discover unsecured guns in homes. I don't know if it will ever stop. But here we have a toddler who apparently shot his own mother -- how is he going to carry that burden through his life? The burden of knowing he accidentally killed his own mother? The adults in his life should have protected him from making this horrible mistake.

KJRH reports that as he was being buckled into the police car, the little boy kept saying, "Mommy shot." How tragic to know that one day he will understand he was the one who did it and the sense of horror that may come over him -- for something he could not have possibly understood at the time.

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Police are treating the shooting as a "horrible accident," but so far no word on whether anyone will be charged for leaving a gun where a child could access it.

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