TYLER - Cherokee County Sheriff's Office received a call Saturday evening from a frantic mother.
The mother told authorities the toddler climbed up a stool, opened a gun case on a shelf and pulled the trigger, shooting himself under the right collar bone.
The child was rushed to a local hospital, and later taken to Children's Hospital in Dallas.
Officials are investigating how it all happened with the infant's mother just a few feet away. Authorities say there was blood everywhere and the child was rushed to a local hospital.
As with many of these cases the state has started their own investigation. Child Protective Services is looking into the incident.