1-year-old finds gun while adults sleeping; shoots self in Harrison Twp.

HARRISON TWP. — An unattended one-year-old child suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound after getting access to a firearm inside an apartment complex Sunday morning.

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Medics were dispatched just before 10:30 a.m. to the 1900 block of Republic Drive in the Creekside Apartment Complex on initial reports of an injured one-year-old child, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

They transported the child to a local hospital.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the hospital at 4:56 p.m. to investigate the injury.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the child was left unattended while adults slept. During that time, the child gained access to a firearm and sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The incident remains under investigation by the Special Investigations Unit of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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