Unattended child shot himself in the leg in Publix parking lot

Decatur

DECATUR, Ala. – An investigation is underway after a young boy shot himself in the leg while left unattended in a Publix parking area on Tuesday.

Decatur Police confirmed that the boy and his sister were left unsupervised in the vehicle while someone was shopping inside the store. The incident happened around noon.

The child suffered non-life-threatening injury to his leg and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities said the child has since been released from the hospital.

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