2-year-old boy fatally shot Sunday in El Paso County

Posted at 7:07 AM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 14:31:51-04

UPDATE, TUESDAY 11:15 a.m. — Authorities have identified the 2-year-old who was fatally shot Sunday as Lohki Richard Bloom. 

Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Hartford Street Sunday and found a mother carrying the child at the home. Life-saving measures were initiated and the child was transported to the hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.  

Detectives at the scene said the boy's death is not being considered a homicide. 

The manner of his death will be determined by the Coroner's Office.

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A 2-year-old boy died after he was fatally shot on Sunday in El Paso County.

Jacqueline Kirby, public information officer with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, said the boy was shot on the 1500 block of Hartford Street around 5 p.m. and died at a hospital.

Kirby said the sheriff’s office is still investigating how the boy was shot.

In an interview with KRDO, Kirby said firearms should always be kept far away from children. 

"For people that own firearms to always make sure they are unloaded, they are locked, and they are out of the reach of children so we can prevent tragedies," she said. "But again, we don't know if that's exactly what happened last night."

More information on this incident is expected Monday.

This is a developing story. Stay with Denver7 for updates.