Patrice Price: Milwaukee woman fatally shot by toddler who found gun in car
A woman driver, Patrice Price, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was shot and killed by her 2-year-old son who was sitting in the backseat of her vehicle.
ABC News reported that Patrice Price, 26, was driving with her sons, ages 1 and 2, in the back seat on Tuesday. Her mother was in the passenger seat.
According to Price’s brother, Antonio Price, the older boy found the gun and fired it through the back of his mother’s seat. First responders reportedly attempted CPR, but Patrice Price was pronounced dead at the scene.
WISN-TV reported that Price was driving her boyfriend’s car at the time. The man is a security guard, and had left his gun in the vehicle where the boy was able to reach it.
Price’s father, Andre Price, described her as a hard working mother of three.
“Now I don’t have her no more. My chest has been hurting,” Andre Price told WISN. “I have a knot in my chest. They won’t even let me see my daughter. I wanted to hold my daughter for one last time.”
Price’s death follows a similar shooting in March, when gun activist Jamie Gilt was shot in the back by her son, 4, who found the handgun that slid within reach from underneath the front seat. Gilt survived that shooting.