Man apparently shot by 3-year-old son

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

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.

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