A 1-year-old boy was rushed to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus late Friday after a reported accidental shooting in the 1200 block of Knowles Road, Phenix City police said in a release.
The child was in stable condition at the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the chest, said Lt. George Staudinger of the Criminal Investigation Division. The boy was later flown to an Atlanta hospital.
Phenix City Police Capt. Frank Ivey said the weapon involved in the incident was a rifle.
At the time of the 9:05 p.m. shooting, police said there were two other young children and the victim's grandmother at the home. Police seized a gun and the shooting remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.
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