UPDATE: 2-year-old shoots self in Jeffersontown - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

UPDATE: 2-year-old shoots self in Jeffersontown

A child was shot in the parking lot near Buca Di Beppo. (Source: Air3/WAVE 3 News) A child was shot in the parking lot near Buca Di Beppo. (Source: Air3/WAVE 3 News)
Mitchell verified that the gun belonged to a parent. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News) Mitchell verified that the gun belonged to a parent. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police are investigating a shooting in Jeffersontown involving a child.

MetroSafe said that the call came in just after 5 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Hurstbourne Parkway. 

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A child was shot in the parking lot near Buca Di Beppo, MetroSafe confirmed. LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the 2-year-old shot himself in the head with a gun that was in the vehicle while his father was on a used car lot. Mitchell also verified that the gun belonged to a parent. 

Police initially reported the child was 3 years old.

Mitchell said the mother and another child were in the car at the time of the shooting. 

The child was taken to Norton's Children's Hospital in critical condition.

The LMPD Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

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