3-year-old child shot in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. — A 3-year-old was airlifted to Birmingham Friday after accidentally shooting himself in Franklin County, authorities said.

Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said the shooting happened just before noon at a home on Isbell Loop, which is south of Russellville in the Isbell community.

The child was eating at a table in the home with other children when he left the table, picked up a gun and accidentally shot himself, Oliver said.

The child was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where he was in stable condition Friday afternoon, Oliver said.


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