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Police: 2-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after shooting himself in the chest

1 year 11 months 2 days ago Saturday, July 23 2022 Jul 23, 2022 July 23, 2022 10:43 PM July 23, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ZACHARY - A two-year-old is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself in the chest with his mother's gun Wednesday evening in Zachary.

The child's mother told the Zachary Police Department that the boy was able to grab the weapon out of her purse inside their home on Shaffett Lane before he shot himself in the chest.

The boy was brought to Lane Regional Medical Center, then airlifted to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital for treatment. Hospital staff alerted officers of the situation around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.

"I was shocked, such a young kid," neighbor Cody Sullivan said. "It's really heartbreaking, it's really upsetting. I couldn't imagine if that ever happened to one of mine."

The child is in stable condition as of Saturday afternoon, officials say.

Police say no criminal charges have been filed yet, but the investigation is ongoing.

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