JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: In a tragic accident, a two-year-old toddler shot himself while playing with his father’s loaded gun in a car. The news has been reported from North Carolina, where Warren Bennett Oser found a gun in his father, Warren Tyler Oser’s pickup truck’s front seat and accidentally shot himself. As per the investigators, when the team arrived at the scene in rural Johnston County, they found the toddler with a gunshot wound and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.
The officials have booked the father on the count of failure to properly and safely store his firearms to protect the minor, claimed ABC 11. Johnston County Sheriff’s Office tells the station that the boy’s death is being considered an “unfortunate accident.” Warren Bennett’s sudden death has left his family in a state of shock and disbelief. “We’re having to raise money for a funeral we never expected, for a 2-year-old,” a family member told WRAL News.
The community has managed to raise over $20,000 on a GoFundMe page to cover Warren Bennett’s funeral expenses. It read, “A Sunday evening no family wants to encounter! Emily, Tyler, and the family lost their precious baby boy Bennett tonight. No words can describe the pain or ease it all. I’ve started this with their permission in hopes to ease their financial burden. Please help in their time if need if you can. Bennett was always the life of the party! Our hearts and prayers go out to them!”
“Bennett was a free spirit with a wild soul who always kept us on our toes,” his parents wrote in an online obituary. “He loved to run naked, play with dinosaurs, work with Daddy, snuggle with Mama and play outside.” It further read, “Bennett was a happy child who loved everyone in his life deeply,” reported People.
“Every single day, he would go down his list of favorite people to try and visit. Though his life was brief, his spirit and memory lives on in his family and friends. We are grateful and blessed that God chose us to be his parents and let us watch over him for even the short amount of time that he had on earth,” it continued.