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2-year-old boy fatally shoots himself with mother’s gun while she put 9-month-old baby to bed

By Mason White 10:36 AM May 12, 2017
Kanisha Shelton and Kiyan Enoch
Kanisha Shelton and Kiyan Enoch
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A young boy died of a single gunshot wound after shooting himself with his mother’s weapon, according to police in Minnesota.

Indianapolis police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Kanisha Shelton, after being accused of neglecting her 2-year-old son while putting her 9-month-old baby to bed.

In court, Shelton pleaded guilty to one count of neglect of a dependent. Marion Superior Court Magistrate Steven Rubick sentenced Shelton to three years in prison, which was suspended.

She was also prohibited from possessing a gun.

According to the criminal complaint, Shelton was living in a two floor home with her son Kiyan Enoch, and a 9-month-old baby.

One night, she went to put the baby to bed in the top floor of her home in the 5200 block of Alameda Road. She left Enoch alone on the bottom floor unattended.

Enoch grabbed her mother’s purse and took out a loaded gun.

He then shot himself once on the shoulder. Shelton told police that when she took her 9-month-old baby upstairs, she heard her cell phone ring downstairs.

She then heard a loud popping sound. She rushed downstairs and found Enoch bleeding from his shoulder. Enoch was taken to the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, where he died.