In Jewett City, Connecticut, police are dealing with an all-too-common situation. Two-year-old Wyatt Matteau shot himself in the eye when he played with his father’s gun — left in the open and loaded. His mother Rebecca Matteau warned him before she left the room not to play with the gun because it could cause “bad boo boos.”
The shooting occurred on Auguest 28th while the father Jason Matteau was sleeping and the mother, son, and 3-month old daughter were watching television. Both parents have been arrested for risk of injury to a minor and criminally negligent storage of a firearm.
An uncle had reportedly told the parents two weeks earlier about the need to lock away the gun with children in the house, here.
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