Family mourns as toddler dies after fatally shooting himself

A Las Vegas family is mourning after a toddler accidentally fatally shot himself at a caregiver’s home over the weekend.

It was gathered that the toddler, Jaiangelis Stevenson, 2, fired the gun at himself in the bedroom of a home near Nellis Air Force Base around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Family mourns as toddler dies after fatally shooting himself
The toddler, Jaiangelis Stevenson

The boy was transported to a University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, KLAS reported.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the incident for possible abuse and neglect.

Jaiangelis was being watched by a family member while his mother was working when the shooting occurred, his aunt Paris Box told 8 News Now.

“We would actually call him ‘Blue’ because of his eyes,” she recalled of the youngster.

“He would be like ‘Hi, Ti Ti’ and he would be walking around with his little popsicle.”

“The incident took place at an apartment near Nellis Air Force Base.

“Stevenson’s relatives called him “Blue,” because of his eyes, his aunt remembered.
Jaiangelis Stevenson family.

“Police are investigating the shooting as a possible result of abuse and neglect.
Jaiangelis Stevenson family.

The family is working on accepting what happened, Box added.

“A child was shot with someone else’s gun and that is negligence, but I don’t know what happened,” she said.

“Because I know everyone’s heart involved, I don’t have hate in my heart, I’m disappointed a little bit, but I know that was not meant to happen.”

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