Police: 3-year-old lucky to be alive after finding gun, shooting self in head

Published 10:01 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Vicksburg Police Department responded to a call of a shooting on Halls Ferry Road this evening that could have been far worse.

According to the department, a 3-year-old boy got hold of a handgun and fired it. The bullet reportedly grazed his head causing minor injuries.

He was transported to Merit Health River Region, where he was treated and released.

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The call was dispatched at 5:37 p.m. and the incident happened on the 4400 block of Halls Ferry Road.