Investigation underway after 5-year-old shot in Forestdale

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FORESTDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County deputies are investigating a shooting that injured a 5-year-old boy.

On Saturday Dec. 5, 2020, at 1:21am Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to investigate the shooting of a 5-year-old boy in the 1400 block of Cherry Avenue.

When deputies arrived they found paramedics treating the child for a gunshot wound. The incident was called in by the victims brother.

The child was transported to the hospital in what appeared to be a stable condition, the sheriff’s office reports.

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating this incident.


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