Police: 2-year-old shoots self near Jeffersontown

Police investigate after 3-year-old shoots self at car lot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police are investigating after a two-year-old suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound while inside a vehicle Monday.

Police were called to the 2000 block of South Hurstbourne Lane around 5:15. When officers arrived, they located the two-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to a preliminary investigation, the mother and father of the child were looking at a vehicle at a used car lot nearby.

Police say the child, an adult and another sibling were inside the vehicle when the child got ahold of the gun.

He was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital and listed in serious condition.

LMPD’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating.


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