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