• Caller screaming, crying in emotional 911 call after 3-year-old shot

    By: Mark Becker


    CHARLOTTE - Police in Charlotte have not said yet if anyone will face charges in the shooting death of a 3-year-old.

    They have not released the name of the boy who accidentally shot himself at a home on Glasgow Road Sunday afternoon, and they say that the family has cooperated in the investigation.

    North Carolina law makes failure to store a firearm securely a misdemeanor, but police have not said if they know who owned the gun or where it was when the boy found it.

    Meanwhile police have released the 911 call that came in minutes after the shooting, and it reveals the devastation through the voice of the woman who called.

    Alternately screaming and crying, the woman tried to tell the 911 operator what had happened.
    Caller:  Can y’all please hurry up, I’m so scared!!
    Operator:  Tell me exactly what happened ma’am…
    Caller:  I have no idea! I have no idea!  I have no idea!

    The caller told the operator that the little boy was only 3 years old, and the operator tried to find out more specific information:  
    Operator:  What’s wrong with the baby?
    Caller: He’s not saying nothing!  He’s not saying nothing!  No…!
    Operator:  OK.  Are you with him now?

    The caller said over and over again that she did not know what had happened, and that the little boy was not breathing. 
    By the time police got to the home the little boy had died.
    No one answered the door at the home on Monday, and a relative told Eyewitness News that they are too devastated to do anything but grieve.            

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