May 3, 2022

2-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself In the Head in Hancock County

Nicole McCardle

A 2-year-old toddler suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Hancock County this weekend.

On April 30, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 block of Ivanhoe Drive in Kiln in after receiving reports of the toddler being shot.

The boy’s father had fallen asleep when the toddler found the loaded gun in a nightstand, and accidentally shot himself in the head.

The child was airlifted to an area hospital for emergency care.

Upon investigation, authorities realized that the incident happened after the child was able to gain access to an unsecured weapon.

At the time of this report, the child is listed in stable condition.

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