Police: 3-year-old shoots self, in crash on way to hospital - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Police: 3-year-old shoots self, in crash on way to hospital

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police say a child accidentally shot himself and was subsequently involved in a car crash while being rushed to the hospital.

News outlets report Louisville Metro police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the 3-year-old boy found a gun and shot himself Sunday morning. His father tried to rush him to a hospital and got into an accident involving multiple cars. It's unclear if anyone was hurt in the crash.

Officers responded to the scene and an ambulance took the child to a children's hospital. His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

It's unclear how the child got the gun. The incident remains under investigation.

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