3-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound

Publish Date: January 15, 2022
Written by: David Agee
Categories: News

On Friday January 14, 2022 at 8:30pm we received a call of a child being shot in the 500 block of Roanoke Street in the Forestdale community.  Deputies arrived and found that the child was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.  Family members were able to stop the bleeding and stabilize the child before he was transported to the hospital.  The initial report is that the 3-year-old child found a loaded firearm belonging to a family member and accidentally wounded himself.  The child was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.   Jefferson County investigators  are continuing this investigation.