According to authorities, a mother was tragically shot in the chest by her five-year-old son, who was armed with a revolver.
Michele Cox, 38, died on Friday at her family’s home in Arizona, United States.
The mother of four was taken to the hospital after receiving a single gunshot wound to her chest, according to the New York Post.
Her injuries caused her to die later.
The Casa Grande Police Department has issued a statement in response to the terrifying occurrence, which they think was a “accidental shooting.”
Michele’s four children, ranging in age from four to twelve, and her 40-year-old partner were all present.
Authorities claim that none of them were hurt in the incident.
Officers located Michele Cox, a 38-year-old Casa Grande resident, suffering from what looked to be a single gunshot wound to the chest when they arrived, according to the statement.
Ms. Cox was airlifted to a hospital in the Chandler area with life-threatening injuries.”
Michele died at the hospital as a result of her injuries, according to the statement. Her family had been informed of her death.
Michele’s entry on the American website gunmemorial.org had two photos of her mother as well as a tribute from a former coworker.
“Such a funny person, we worked with years ago, very very sad,” it said.
Michele was suspected to have died as a consequence of a “accidental shooting,” according to police.
“Despite the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, detectives have found that the shooting was committed by the victim’s five-year-old son,” police stated.
“This serves as a harsh reminder that owning a home is a big responsibility.