3-year-old girl shoots self in Montgomery County

A toddler was taken to the hospital Tuesday with what police in Montgomery County, Maryland, say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It happened just after noon Tuesday in the 18600 block of Walkers Choice Road in Montgomery Village. The 3-year-old girl has injuries that are not life-threatening after shooting herself, a police spokeswoman said.

Police are talking with three adults that were in the home.

Below is the area where it happened.

The shooting comes just two days after a 4-year-old found a gun inside a home in neighboring Prince George’s County and sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In that case, police said the child found the gun under a bed during a game of hide-and-seek.

A relative, who police said was on home release after being charged with murder in D.C., has been charged with multiple gun counts.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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