2-year-old in stable condition after shooting in Columbia

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 6:56 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A 2-year-old girl is said to be in stable condition after a shooting at home in Columbia, officials say.

According to the Columbia Police Department, the child found an unsecured gun and accidentally shot herself in the lower body at a home in the 800 block of Duke Avenue shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Initially, officers were dispatched to 5 Medical Park Drive after relatives drove the child to a local hospital after the shooting. Officers then went to the incident location and gathered information from additional people.

Officials with the Columbia Police Department continue to investigate the incident.

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