3-year-old okay after shooting himself in the leg

Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 6:57 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 7:34 AM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported that they received a call of a child shot on Friday January 14, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.

Deputies said the shooting happened in the 500 block of Roanoke Street in the Forestdale community. When deputies arrived to the scene, they found the child being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Family members were able to stop the bleeding and stabilize the child before he was transported to the hospital.

The initial report is that the 3-year-old child found a loaded firearm belonging to a family member and accidentally wounded himself. The child was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE WBRC FOX6 NEWS APP

Copyright 2022 WBRC. All rights reserved.