BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA/Gray News) – Authorities in West Virginia say a child suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound after finding a gun inside a bedroom.
According to the Bluefield Police Department, officers were called to a home regarding a 2-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg Thursday night.
Det. Kenneth Adams said the boy suffered severe bleeding and trauma to his leg. The toddler was transported to the hospital with stable vital signs.
According to Adams, the boy’s self-inflicted gunshot wound came from a 40-caliber handgun, which was left on a bed the toddler and others were playing on.