3-year-old boy finds loaded gun, shoots self in Alabama

Child Shot Cropped

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in an unincorporated community in Alabama.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call at 8:30 p.m. Friday and responded to a residence in Forestdale, said Deputy Chief David Agee.

Al.com reports when they arrived, they found the toddler had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.

Agee said the initial report is that the boy found a family member’s loaded gun and accidentally shot himself. He is expected to survive.

The child is the second one to shoot himself with a relative’s gun in Jefferson County this week. A 2-year-old killed himself in his Hueytown home.

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1/15/2022 4:42:07 PM (GMT -6:00)

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