Police investigate shooting of 3-year-old boy in Murray

Murray Police responded to the scene to collect evidence after a 3-year-old boy was shot and injured on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner
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MURRAY, Utah, Jan. 30, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in Murray are investigating the shooting of a 3-year-old boy Thursday morning.

Officers were first called to Intermountain Medical Center at 6:32 a.m. on reports that a child with a gunshot wound had been dropped off at the emergency room.

A woman believed to be the boy’s mother accompanied the child.

According to emergency dispatchers, the 3-year-old boy flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. He is in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

Murray Police Officer Kenny Bass told reporters it appears the shooting was accidental, and the toddler awoke early and retrieved a gun that was on a high shelf in the kitchen, then shot himself in the head. Bass also said the child is expected to survive.


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