Child shot while hunting in McCreary County

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McCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say a child is in the hospital because a gun he was carrying went off.

WKYT reports the seven-year-old was hunting with his grandfather in McCreary County near Day Ridge Road.

Police say the gun went off when the child went to remove it from over his shoulder.

Kentucky State Police say it was a hunting accident and the child’s injuries are non-life threatening.

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