Toddler wounded in what appears to be accidental shooting: Glenwood police

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GLENWOOD, Ill. — A child was taken to the hospital after what police said appears to be an accidental shooting in a south suburban home.

Glenwood police said a sergeant was flagged down Saturday by a driver with a toddler who suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.

The child, who police said they believer to be around 2-years-old,  was taken to the hospital.

Police said the shooting took place inside a home and their preliminary investigation indicates the shooting could be accidental and a result of “a toddler who had access to a loaded and unsecured handgun.”

Witnesses said they saw police at a home in the 100 block of South Young Street.



Police said the child is expected to be okay and the family is cooperating with investigators.

No other information was provided.


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