The child died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The boy's mother is a Kendall County sheriff's deputy and her service weapon was used in the shooting. At this time, it's not known whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.
Sheriff Richard Randall issued a statement Wednesday saying the department would look into whether policies regarding the locking, storage and handling of firearms had been followed.
“This is a terrible tragedy, made all the more difficult by the victim’s young age,” Randall said in his statement. “Our prayers go out to our deputy and her family."