Kentucky toddler accidentally shoots self in head after finding gun, police say

Kentucky toddler accidentally shoots self in head after finding gun, police say
Stock photo of police lights. A Kentucky toddler is in stable condition after suffering an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said. (KarenMower/E+/Getty Images)

FLATWOODS, Ky. — A Kentucky toddler is in stable condition after suffering an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said.

According to WSAZ and WOWK, the incident occurred Saturday night at a Flatwoods home. Kentucky State Police said the 2-year-old found an unsecured gun, which went off, striking the child’s head, the news outlets reported.

The toddler was rushed to a nearby hospital and is listed in stable condition, authorities said.

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The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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