HUEYTOWN, Ala. (WIAT) — A 2-year-old child has died after accidentally shooting themselves in Hueytown Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Hueytown Police Department, first responders were called to the 1400 block of 26th Avenue at 11:35 a.m. Monday regarding a report of someone who had shot themselves. Tyler Small, a 2-year old boy, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was taken to Children’s of Alabama, where they died.
“Initial investigation shows that the child found a family member’s weapon and discharged it,” the HPD said in a statement posted on their Facebook page.
As of Wednesday, police believe the shooting was accidental.
The Jefferson County Corner’s Office and HPD are investigating the case.