11-year-old Christian Jordan, of Kiln, Mississippi, was returning from an outing with his father, Blue, and a 14-year-old friend. The three of them had been to a hunting camp where they spent the day shooting turtles in the backwater. They stopped to pick up some food on the way home and while Blue went inside the restaurant the two boys stayed in the car. The older boy was in the backseat and went to move a .22-caliber handgun when he unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet went through the seat and hit Christian in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital but died a short time later.
The District Attorney is investigating the incident and no charges have been filed. Mississippi law does not prohibit having a loaded gun in a vehicle.