Lexington police will give away free gun locks beginning Monday.
Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the locks were donated by ChildSafe, a nationwide program promoting safe gun storage and handling.
She said the department received several hundred locks. The locks will be given away from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the police department, 150 East Main Street, until they are gone.
The cable-style locks, which require a key to operate, prevent guns from being loaded.
The giveaway follows an accidental shooting that killed a 9-year-old Lexington boy.
TaShawn Watson was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Hospital at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday. Officials said TaShawn was playing with his father's handgun, which he found in the garage of their home on Folkstone Drive.