CLINTON, Mo. – Residents in Clinton are mourning after a four year old boy accidentally shot himself Tuesday afternoon.

Clinton Police are pleading with gun owners to secure their firearms where kids cannot get their hands on them. Officers responded to the shooting just after 12:30 in the 500 block of South 11th Street Terrace. The mother was performing first aid when the officer arrived. Police say Jedidiah D. Bishop was flown to a Kansas City Hospital, where he later died.

Investigators say Jedidiah must have found the handgun in the kitchen before the shooting.