Sheriff: Kentucky toddler shot while playing with gun

Published: Apr. 17, 2019 at 10:54 AM EDT
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A Kentucky sheriff's office says a 2-year-old boy was shot in the head by a loaded gun that he found outside a Columbia home.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the toddler is in stable condition at a hospital.

The sheriff's office says the toddler and a 5-year-old boy found the gun Sunday in an unlocked truck near the home. It says the gun then "discharged by accident" and shot the toddler, who was hospitalized that afternoon.

Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of those involved or say who owned the truck or gun.

The sheriff's office and child protective services are investigating.

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