A video which surfaced on social media captures the moment a family abandoned their child at the earliest indication of danger.
The family members were seated on the verandah when they heard a gunshot and immediately scampered to safety by running indoors.
But the most shocking part was that no one bothered to carry the toddler while running inside and they ended up locking him outside.
The boy could be seen fidgeting while walking back and forth in a bid to gain entry back into the house.
Watch the video below: