LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A 4-year-old boy remains in critical condition after police say he shot himself in the face with a handgun Saturday afternoon.
The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. in the Algonquin neighborhood, in the 2700 block of Narragansett Drive. Family on scene said they didn't know how Kamarion Posey managed to get a hold of the handgun or who owned it. They're thankful no one else in the home was hurt.
"He was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital. He was also conscious at the time he was transported, however he was unresponsive," Alicia Smiley, with Louisville Metro Police said. "We have been advised that the mother of the child was the only person, only adult rather, inside the residence when the shooting itself occurred. There was also an infant along with a two-year-old girl; none of those persons were injured.”
We're told Posey's mother was on home incarceration.
"She had it bad. She's starting to get her life together. She's joined church, going to school. She's doing positive for herself but still has a situation she's trying to fix," Andre Mulligan, a family friend said.
Family said a gun should not have been in the home.
"It should've been prevented," Mulligan said. "It's just sad, because if you're going to have guns, you need to lock them up," Mulligan said.
There's no word if Posey’s mother will face charges pending his condition.