Update: Two year old Jayden Mclean is now home from the hospital after the accidental shooting that had him in critical condition for the past week. Now his grandfather faces charges from the incident. 60 year old Charles Mclean was arrested for making a firearm accessible to a child. The shooting took place at the bar Mclean owns. Mclean says it was just an accident but the Smith County Sheriff says the gun was left out on a desk, and that is considered neglect.
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KSLA) – Officials in east Texas are investigating a bizarre case where a toddler accidentally shot himself in the head.
It happened at the Sportsman Club on Highway 31 in Smith County, near Tyler, Texas.
The Smith County Sheriff's Office says one of the owners brought her grandson to work.
The toddler wandered from the front room of the bar to a back office where a handgun sat on the desk.
Investigators say the two year-old shot himself in the head.
The child was air-lifted to a hospital in Dallas and is currently in critical condition.