Sheriff: Child killed in accidental shooting in Colbert County

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Colbert County confirmed to sister station WHNT that a young child was shot and later died on Thursday evening.

Sheriff Frank Williamson stated that the shooting happened at a home on the 1500 block of Highway 157 near Sockwell Lane, close to Muscle Shoals. The child was transported to Helen Keller Hospital, where they later died.

At this point, officials believe the shooting to be accidental in nature. WIAT will bring you more information as it emerges.

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