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Toddler kills 1-year-old with unattended gun

The scene (Pic: AP)
The scene (Pic: AP)

A toddler shot and killed a 1-year-old boy in Cleveland, Ohio, US, after he picked up a firearm which was left unattended.

Police chief Calvin Williams told reporters that there were several other children and at least one adult in the house at the time.

"It's a sad day for Cleveland," said Williams. "Currently we're investigating where this firearm came from. We're also investigating how this tragedy actually happened," said Chief Williams.

"This fascination that we have with handguns, not just in the city but in this country, has to stop. This is a senseless loss of life."

Reports indicate that boy’s mother could be heard screaming on the back porch after learning her son had died.

Neighbours said the mother lived in the house with at least three small children.

According to Cleveland Emergency Medical Service Capt. Michael Threat, the baby was shot in the face.