Tragedy struck Friday night in Oregon after a 3-year-old fatally shot himself in the head.
According to PEOPLE, the incident occurred around 10 pm, after James Kenneth Lindquester found a gun in an unlocked drawer.
“Family members of 3-year-old James Kenneth Lindquester called 911 to report James had gotten a handgun out of a bedroom end table drawer,” and “shot himself in the head,” the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Upon arrival, emergency officials “took over life-saving efforts from the family,” and quickly rushed James to a local hospital. However, he “was pronounced deceased just before midnight,” the statement said.
The incident is currently under investigation.
“The death of a child is the absolute worst call that we go to,” Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Shannon Wilde said. “It’s tough, a lot of us are parents ourselves. I know some of the responders on scene last night have children, some have children the same age as this little boy, and it’s tough. We see a lot of horrible things but seeing a child in that situation is the worst.”
No charges have been filed in connection to James’ death.