LaGrange police investigate after a 2-year-old was shot on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (Channel 2 Action News)

Police: Child accidentally shoots 2-year-old in LaGrange

A 2-year-old LaGrange girl was at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston hospital Monday night after another youngster accidentally shot her.

The shooting occurred just after 4 p.m. in an apartment at the Wood Glen Apartments, LaGrange police investigators said. Emergency workers gave quick surgical care to the girl’s torso before loading her on a helicopter that took her to the hospital.

Three other children — ages 10, 3 and 1 — also were in the apartment, investigators determined. With them were two adults: the tenant and her friend, the wounded child’s mother.

One of the children found a handgun, fired it and hit the 2-year-old, police said. Officers recovered the weapon inside the apartment.

Monday night, investigators were compiling evidence and asking questions about the youngsters’ supervision. They also wanted to know how a child was able to get a handgun.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706 812-1000.

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