|Scene of the shooting|
Jamarcus Allen, remembered as an energetic boy who loved superheroes like Spider-man and Batman, first found his father Terrance's pistol last week.
The gun was usually hidden in the bathroom of their family home but Jamarcus's older brother Tyree, 18, discovered Jamarcus playing with it.
When their mum heard, she scolded her youngest son and ordered her husband to get rid of the weapon.
However, it appears her husband didn't and the curious 4-year-old got hold of the same weapon again while traveling in his father's car yesterday morning.
The pair were returning from dropping off Tyree at school when it appears Jamarcus accidentally shot himself in the head.