Police: Toddler accidentally shot and killed in Hampton

Posted at 7:42 AM, Sep 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-05 07:42:16-04

Hampton police say a 2-year-old was shot and killed Monday night.

Police identified the toddler as Bilal Amin.

Officers were called to his home on Flinton Drive around 6 p.m. Monday evening.

The toddler had been home with his mom and two brothers - a 1-year-old and 4-year-old.

According to police - he was playing in an upstairs closet with his older brother when he was shot in the head.

Police say it appears to be an accident - but they're still investigating to find out exactly how it happened.

"My heart goes out to the family because I know that me having children as well, the last thing that any parent would want to experience is something like that, it is a total nightmare in the highest degree," says neighbor Ernie Parrish.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Police say they will complete their investigation and then consult with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.