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2 small children injured in suspected accidental shooting overnight

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 5:22 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 2:50 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Two small children were injured in what police believe was an accidental shooting at a home in Ensley overnight.

It happened around midnight. Police were dispatched to a home in the 2000 Block of Avenue V. When they arrived they found a four-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl wounded by gunfire. They were both transported to Children’s of Alabama.

The four-year-old’s injuries are non-life-threatening. The one-year-old’s injuries were originally considered life-threatening, but has now been upgraded to non life-threatening.

The children are believed to be related and investigators say the shooting was the result of the four-year-old “playing” with the gun. Adults were home at the time according to police.

An investigation is currently underway.

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