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Witness Describes Aftermath After Child Discovered With Gunshot Wound In Crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A witness told WAVE 3 News about the frantic aftermath after a child was found shot in a wrecked vehicle.

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday, there was a loud crash outside Nathan Avery’s building.

“My wife said, did you hear that?',” Avery said. “I said no, so she went to the window and looked and there was three car pile-up.”

Avery rushed down to the corner of Hill and Fourth Streets to the sound of a man screaming for help. The man's child had shot himself in the chest on accident and his father crashed while trying to rush him to the hospital.

“I helped out the little boy,” Avery said. “He was shot in the chest. There was a bullet hole. I never thought I'd see that.”

Police said the 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the chest at a home on the 1500 block of Oleanda Avenue. The father hopped in his car and raced down to the street toward Norton Children’s Hospital, but they never made it because they crashed.

EMS workers took the child to Norton Children's Hospital. Police said the child suffered non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to be okay.

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