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3-year-old girl accidentally shoots herself, Ashland police say

Ashland Police Chief Joe Baudler tells 6 News that the child found a loaded 22-caliber pistol in a cabinet. The round entered near the elbow and exited her arm.
Ashland Police Chief Joe Baudler tells 6 News that the child found a loaded 22-caliber pistol in a cabinet. The round entered near the elbow and exited her arm.(MGN Image)
Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 10:46 AM CDT
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ASHLAND, Neb. (WOWT) - A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the arm just before 10 p.m. Thursday, Ashland police said.

Ashland Police Chief Joe Baudler tells 6 News that the child found a loaded 22-caliber pistol in a cabinet. The round entered near the elbow and exited her arm. The wound was not life-threatening, but the girl was hospitalized for observation.

No citations were issued, but investigation reports will be sent to the Saunders County Attorney.

Baudler said the child’s 36-year-old father was booked on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

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