A 2 year old accidentally shot and killed his father in St. Louis, Saturday night.
Officers were called to a home regarding a shooting on the 1400 block of Castle Lane around 8:45pm.
When they arrived they found a man is his 20’s unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his back.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews.
During the investigation officers learned that the toddler was in the room with his father and handling a rifle. The rifle discharged striking the victim in the back.
Police say there was also an adult female in the home at the time of the shooting. It is unclear if she will face any charges in connection with the shooting.
Homicide detectives are investigating.