Alabama toddler dies after shooting self with relative’s gun

8 days ago

Hueytown news, Alabama news.

A 2-year-old Alabama toddler was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after shooting themselves using a relative’s gun Tuesday morning.

The incident took place at a Hueytown home where the child found the unsecured gun and fired a fatal shot shortly after 11:30 a.m.

“Hueytown Police and Fire responded to the 1400 block of 26th Avenue on a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” a police spokesperson said.

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  • “Officers and medical personnel arrived to find a two-year-old child shot. Hueytown Fire immediately began attempting life-saving efforts.”

    “The child was transported to Children’s Hospital by ambulance where they were ultimately pronounced deceased. Initial investigation shows that the child found a family member’s weapon and discharged it.”

    The official added: “This case is currently under investigation by our detectives and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.”