2-year-old shoots himself
The toddler shot himself in his father's car as his parents were loading boxes in the boot.

A two-year-old boy has died after he accidentally shot himself with his father's handgun.

Kaleb Ahles removed the .380-calibre gun from the glove compartment of his father's car while his parents loaded boxes into the vehicle on Wednesday (22 January).

The toddler then turned the weapon toward his chest and squeezed the trigger.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said: "He probably barely got the trigger pulled."

The boy's parents, Kevin Ahles and Christina Nigro, both 23, told deputies they heard a loud pop and ran to the car.

Ms Nigro and another relative attempted to resuscitate the child. He was rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead.

Several family members were helping the couple as they prepared to move home when the shooting occurred.

Describing the incident as a "tragic situation" Sheriff Gualtieri said the parents will not face criminal charges.

Paying tribute to his grandson, Kaleb's grandfather, Kevin Ahles, a retired Tampa police detective said: "A great little kid was killed today. That's all there is to say."