30-year-old Larry Bass was staying at the Extended Stay America hotel in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and three sons, ages 3, 2 and 10-months. Bass was handling his semi-automatic handgun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon, shooting his 10-month old son, Adam.
Police arrived on the scene just three minutes after being called. Attempts to revive Adam were unsuccessful and he died in the hotel room.
The entire family was in the room when the shooting occurred and witnessed everything. "You've got to imagine the impact, psychologically, that something like this has on a parent," said a police spokesperson. "There's been some suggestion that there was a mechanical problem with the gun," the spokesperson added.
Police report that the family is originally from Texas but came to Nashville so Bass could work at the Music City Center.