New Orleans police stress gun safety after toddler shoots, kills themselves By Web Staff Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn SMS Email Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn SMS Email Print Copy article link Save Click here for updates on this story NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (WDSU) -- The New Orleans Police Department addressed gun safety on Thursday after a violent night in the city.NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson spoke to the public after a 2-year-old boy was shot in Hollygrove.Ferguson said he is seeing a concerning trend with more people being irresponsible with guns.According to Ferguson, police believe the 2-year-old shot and killed himself. Ferguson said the parents were detained and later were released.The NOPD is actively investigating who is responsible for the weapon and said the Child Abuse unit is also working in the investigation, according to Ferguson.Ferguson said there have been too many incidents of children accidentally shooting themselves with guns.The chief referenced an incident back in April where a 3-year-old died after finding a gun, and said there have been six other incidents involving youth and accidental gun discharges.Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform. You must be logged in to react. Click any reaction to login. Love 0 Funny 0 Wow 0 Sad 0 Angry 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn SMS Email Print Copy article link Save × Post a comment as Guest Post As Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text CAPTCHA Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. Guest × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Post a comment as Guest Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion.