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Franklin 4-Year-Old Shot In Hand Listed In Stable Condition

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A 4-year-old boy was shot in the hand Christmas morning in Williamson County after playing with a handgun he found in the back seat of a car.

Officers with the Franklin Police Department were called to an area near Cherokee Place in Franklin Wednesday at 11:47 a.m.

Investigators said a family friend was in the driver's seat of the vehicle with his back toward the child when the boy found the gun and began playing with it.

The weapon discharged and shot the boy in the hand.

Officials said the family friend and the child's mother drove the boy to Williamson Medical Center for treatment. He was then transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt with non-life threatening injuries.

The boy was listed in stable condition. Police said he was reported to be in good spirits.

The incident was still being investigated, but no charges have been filed. 

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