Gunshot Kills Boy Inside Liquor Store

Police are trying to figure out how the boy got the gun

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Friday, Jul 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:12 PM CDT
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Gunshot Kills Boy Inside Liquor Store

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A 4-year-old northwest Indiana boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself inside a south suburban liquor store, according to authorities. 

Ash Wimbley, of Cedar Lake, was found with a gunshot wound to the head at Tubby's Wine and Spirits, 311 Dixie Highway, in Beecher around 10:15 a.m. Thursday, the Sun-Times reports

Police are trying to figure out how the child got the gun and who owns it, said police. 

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to anyone else who has been affected by this tragic accident," according to Beecher police in a statement. 

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