Two-year-old shoots his pregnant mom with gun he discovered in nightstand

In Norwalk, Ohio, a tragic incident occurred on June 16 when a two-year-old boy accidentally shot his pregnant mother, Laura Ilg, 31, in the back with a pistol he had found in her nightstand.

The mother called emergency services immediately after being shot, and her husband, Alek, 28, who was at work during the incident, also contacted the authorities upon receiving a distressing call from his wife.

Laura Ilg was immediately taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the incident, where doctors performed an emergency cesarean section in an attempt to save the baby.

Unfortunately, despite their efforts, the baby did not survive. Tragically, Laura Ilg passed away approximately three hours later.

In a deeply sorrowful tribute, her husband Alek expressed his indescribable pain and loss, declaring Laura as the eternal love of his life.

‘There are no words for the pain and loss I feel. She was, is, and will always be, the love of my life.’ 

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In a devastating incident, Laura Ilg, pictured on the right, lost her life after being accidentally shot by her 2-year-old son, shown in the center.

Upon arrival, the officers forcibly entered the house through the locked front door and discovered Laura Ilg and her son in the master bedroom upstairs. Following Ilg’s request, the 2-year-old was safely removed from the bedroom, and paramedics immediately initiated life-saving measures.

Remarkably, Ilg remained fully conscious and was able to provide a detailed account of the incident. She disclosed that she was 33 weeks pregnant at the time of the tragedy.

According to an online obituary, Laura Ilg cherished attending her church and spending quality time with her family. She met her husband, Alek, during his service in the Marines, and they exchanged vows on November 23, 2018.

‘She always wanted to be a mother and wife… She was an avid reader and especially liked Harry Potter, crafting, and enjoyed board games and was a child at heart,’ the tribute added. 

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After being shot in the back, Laura (left), who was described as “fully conscious,” called the police on her own.

During the house sweep, law enforcement discovered the weapon used in the incident, along with a shell casing. Additionally, authorities found two other firearms in the residence: a 12-gauge shotgun located in the master bedroom closet and an airsoft rifle stored in the computer room closet.

The Norwalk Police Department’s detective bureau, having obtained a search warrant for the house, reported the presence of several child safety measures in the home. These included gates installed on nearly all doorways and child locks on drawers, indicating precautions taken by the family.

The investigation into the shooting is still in progress, and as of now, no charges have been filed.

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