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Mom talked gun safety with boy before shooting

Posted at 5:29 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 01:27:36-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The mother of a 10-year-old Indianapolis boy who police say accidentally shot and killed himself has a message for other parents.

Police say Noah Sarver somehow found a gun while staying at his father's house near Vermont and Gale Streets last Sunday, and they believe he accidentally pulled the trigger.

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Noah's mom, April, says her oldest son loved basketball and video games.

"That little boy, like, he really really made me, like I am proud, I am definitely proud to be his mom," said April.

April says she talked to Noah about gun safety after hearing about a two-year-old who accidentally shot  and killed himself.

"I just talked to him about guns because of the stuff that's going on, letting him know don't play with them, and honestly I really think my baby just didn't think that gun was loaded," said April.

Police still don't know where Noah got the gun. Neighbors say he may have found it in an alley, but investigators will only say they're tracing the gun and its owner.

"I really, really hope, parents please take this as a wake up call on these guns," said April.