3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots 18-Year-Old in Bay County

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February 19, 2013
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call this morning at about 9:15 a.m. in reference to a shooting.

Deputies arrived at a home on Comet Avenue in Callaway to discover an 18 year old woman shot in the head. It appeared the bullet entered the forehead and exited the top of the head. EMS responded to the scene. The victim was alert and talking as she was taken to a local hospital.

Subsequent investigation revealed that a 3 year old child in the home had spilled something on the bed sheets that morning and the bed had been stripped so all sheets and blankets could be washed. It is believed that at that time the 3 year old discovered a handgun under the mattress and took the gun and accidentally shot the victim.

The victim is in surgery at a local hospital. BCSO Investigators are working with the State Attorney’s Office to determine if charges are appropriate.

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