3-year-old injured after shooting himself in leg in Trotwood

Miami Valley News

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — Paramedics were called to a home on Bloomfield Drive in Trotwood where a child shot himself in the thigh Monday night.

Trotwood Police said police and fire crews were called to the home around 9:40 p.m. on the report of a 3-year-old with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The child was taken to the nearest hospital by his mother before police arrived, where he was transferred to Children’s Medical Center by ambulance.

Documents obtained from Regional Dispatch indicate the boy found the caller’s gun while she was in the restroom. The child was awake and breathing after shooting himself in the thigh, police said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The case is under investigation. WDTN will update this story as we receive more information.

This is a developing story and WDTN.com will update it when new information is available.

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