Mother Driving Down Highway Shot Dead By Her 2-Year-Old Son In The Backseat
Heartbreaking news coming out of Milwaukee…
A 26-year-old mother driving down a Milwaukee highway was shot and killed by her two-year-old son, who fired a handgun that was left in the backseat of the car.
Via the NY Daily News:
Patrice Price, 26, was driving a car belonging to her security guard boyfriend when the two-year-old accidentally fired a weapon that had been left in the vehicle, her father Andre Price told WISN.
She was pronounced dead on scene Tuesday on Highway 175, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
“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,” the department said in a statement. “The MCSO investigation into the death is on-going.”
Andre Price, who was distraught over his daughter’s death, said that she was a hard-working mother of three.
“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,” he said.
My heart and prayers go out to this family for this unspeakable tragedy.