Aaron E. of Chaparral, New Mexico was cleaning his 9mm semi-automatic handgun when it unintentionally discharged. The bullet hit his 4-year-old son, went through the boy's chest, and shot his mother. Both the child and the woman were rushed to the hospital where they are listed in critical condition.
According to Aaron's father, Aaron is an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. "He has experience with guns, but it was an accident, it always happens, and those who have guns at home, be careful with them," he said.
A picture on Aaron's MySpace shows him teaching his young son to hold a handgun. The caption reads "never to [sic] early to play with guns."