2-year-old Vaughn Taylor was at his home in Rusk, Texas with his mother Saturday night. There was a gun case on top of a small dividing wall between the kitchen and the living room. Vaughn used a stool to crawl up, get the case, open it and take out the .32-caliber handgun inside. He then unintentionally shot himself in the chest.
Vaughn was rushed to a hospital in Dallas and underwent more than eight hours of surgery. Doctors are optimistic about his recovery, although there is some concern about lasting nerve damage.