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LMPD: Toddler recovering after accidental shooting

The child was inside the bedroom of an apartment on Brooklawn Drive when the shooting occurred.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A toddler in Louisville is in the hospital recovering after what police believe to be an accidental shooting Friday evening.

Louisville Metro Police said the child was alone inside the bedroom of an apartment on Brooklawn Drive, near Pleasure Ridge Park, when the shooting occurred.

An LMPD spokesperson said the child was transported to Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in a private vehicle around 8:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound. EMS then transported the child to Norton Children's Hospital.

According to police, the child's injuries do not appear to be lie-threatening. 

Police said Saturday morning the child is still in the hospital recovering.

It is not clear what exactly led to the shooting, but no arrests have been made and LMPD's investigation remains on-going.

This story will be updated.

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