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Adult sent to hospital after accidentally being shot by child in Hendricks County

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.

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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.

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