In an unfortunate incident, a 26-year-old woman died on Tuesday morning after being accidentally shot by her 2-year-old son who found a gun in the backseat of the car she was driving and fired it.
A single bullet went into 26-year-old woman’s back, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman stopped the vehicle on Wisconsin Highway 175 near West Vliet Street after being shot.
Patrice Price lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was driving south on US at 41/highway 175
Reportedly, she was driving the car that belonged to her security guard boyfriend who had left the weapon in the car. Her two-year-old son got a hold over the weapon and shot a bullet at her back.
Patrice’s mother Andre Price was traumatised at her daughter’s sudden demise.
“Now I don’t have her no more. My chest has been hurting,” Andre Price said. “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.’’ Andre price said.
Police arrived at the scene after 15 minuets and pronounced her dead as she lost her pulses.
“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 Milwaukee sherrif’s department said in a statement. “The MCSO investigation into the death is on-going
“People were panicking and you could tell people were generally trying to help. They pulled a, looks like a young lady out, and they started to resuscitate her on the ground. I heard something about a shooting, and a gun went off. I know there’s some little boys down there which they put in a police car. It was two little boys it looked like, so some kids were involved unfortunately. I just kind of stayed back and prayed about it.” Said Kourtney Blevins, an eyewitness to the incident.
The southbound lanes of Highway 175 were shut down Tuesday for several hours during the incident, reopening about 1:45 p.m.