“Nobody knows the way I feel:” Mother of 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself opens up

MILWAUKEE -- The mother of a little boy killed one week ago, is opening up about his life. Four-year-old Solomon Jordan Smith got his hands on a gun and accidentally shot and killed himself inside a home at 15th and North on September 30th.nigeria-smith2

Nigeria Smith is obviously devastated by her son's death. She's asking for prayers and kindness to help her heal.

Solomon Jordan Smith

Solomon Jordan Smith

It is not easy to be back at the scene of the tragedy.

"Nobody knows the way I feel behind this," said Nigeria Smith, victim's mother.

Nigeria Smith

Nigeria Smith

Nigeria Smith is comforted by loved ones as she stands by a memorial setup for her little boy.

"Always loving and caring," said Smith.

Four-year-old Solomon Jordan Smith died after police say he got hold of a gun and accidentally shot himself last Friday. His mother was taken into custody and released. Charges are under review.

"He was so happy he was going to start school. So happy," said Smith.

Solomon Jordan Smith memorial

Solomon Jordan Smith memorial

Instead of that first school day, family is now planning his funeral.

"It's just been very hard for all of us," said Elaysha Jackson, victim's aunt.Jordan -- four-year-old boy shot & killed in Milwaukee

They've set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for expenses, but more important than donations they are asking for kindness.

"Everything that somebody can do to help, even if it's a hug, a card, you know, whatever you can do to support," said Jackson.

Reluctant to speak about what happened the night of Smith's death, they share a message instead:

"If you see a gun, don't touch, leave the area, tell an adult," said Jackson.

Hopeful their words can prevent another tragedy, so that no other families have to feel this pain.

Solomon Jordan Smith memorial

Solomon Jordan Smith memorial

"To know, I got to live with this for the rest of my life -- that just hurts even worse," said Smith.

Solomon Jordan Smith’s funeral and visitation will be held Monday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m., at the Victory Temple Church located at 4700 N. 39th Street.

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  • Chattipatti

    If you see a gun, don’t touch, leave the area, tell an adult,” said Jackson Really not lock the gun up, really I’m just at a loss for words really if you see a gun don’t touch.

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