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Police: 3-year-old accidentally shoots self with gun found in Baton Rouge home

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 09:17:04-05

A 3-year-old child was rushed to a hospital with gunshot wounds on Monday (Feb. 1) evening in Baton Rouge, according to WBRZ.

The incident took place near Scenic Hwy and 75th Ave. in East Baton Rouge around 7 p.m.

On Tuesday morning, a representative with the Baton Rouge Police Department provided WBRZ with more information on the incident.

Police said the toddler's parent told them that the child found the weapon in the home and accidentally shot himself.

The 3-year-old is expected to survive his injuries.

An investigation into incident is ongoing.

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