11-14-2017

3-year-old in grave condition after shooting himself in the head

Kentucky Press News Service

A 3-year-old suffered a gunshot wound in his head on Monday afternoon at a used-car lot along Louisville's Hurstborne Parkway, near Taylorsville Road.

WDRB-TV reports the incident happened about 5 p.m. at the 44 Auto Mart. Police told the station the child's parents were looking at a used car when the boy, who was in a vehicle with his mother and a sibling, found a gun inside the vehicle.

The gun discharged. The child, police said, is in grave condition at Norton's Children's Hospital downtown. It's not known how the child got the gun, a police spokesman said.