HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — An adult in Hendricks County has been accidentally shot by a child, according to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office.
HCSO says the shooting occurred around 9 a.m. in the 6400 block of West U.S. 36.
Deputies said a 2-year-old male child found a semi-automatic pistol and then shot his 40-year-old mother.
Following the shooting, deputies say it was a 5-year-old sibling who called for help.
The adult was in serious condition when first responders arrived and has been taken to an Indianapolis hospital.
Neither the 2-year-old or 5-year-old were injured in the incident.
The office said Child Protective Services and the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.