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2-year-old boy uses father’s gun to shoot himself in the eye

By Mason White 12:19 PM April 10, 2017
Ryan Morales
Ryan Morales
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A young boy died after playing with his father’s gun and shooting himself once in the eye, according to police in Texas.

Corpus Christi police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Eric Morales, after being accused of failing to secure his gun, causing his 2-year-old son Ryan, to die of a gunshot wound to the head.

Morales has been charged with one count of homicide/criminal negligence. He was booked into the Nueces County Jail, and his bail has been set at $50,000.

According to the police investigation, Ryan was in the kitchen with his younger brother, 1, when he found his father’s gun.

Ryan took the gun and pulled the trigger, hitting himself once in the eye. After hearing the gun go off, family members called 911.

Paramedics arrived at the home located in the 1000 block of Vaky Street. Ryan was taken to the Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, where he died.