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Alabama man, toddler injured when gun goes off in diaper bag |

Alabama man, toddler injured when gun goes off in diaper bag
Alabama man, toddler injured when gun goes off in diaper bag Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:07:35 EDT

An Alabama man was seriously injured Saturday when a loaded gun in a diaper bag discharged as he was changing his daughter’s diaper, WBRC reported.

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The man was attempting to change the child’s diaper inside the back seat of the vehicle, parked near a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Vestavia Hills, when the gun went off, AL.com reported. 

Lt. Michael Keller of the Vestavia Hills Police Department confirmed that the man was shot in the chest, while the child suffered a gunshot wound to her leg, WBRC reported. Vestavia Hills Fire Department Capt. Ryan Farrell told the television station the man’s injuries were potentially life-threatening.

Keller said officers are investigating and interviewing several witnesses, WBMA reported. Keller said the shooting appears to be accidental, AL.com reported.