A West Bath couple and their 2-year-old child were injured when the child found a handgun on the parents' nightstand.
The Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office was called to the New Meadows Road home at around 8 a.m. Wednesday to a report of multiple people with gunshot wounds. When they arrived, they found the 22-year-old woman with a wound on her leg, and the 25-year-old father with a minor injury to the back of his head. The child suffered a facial injury from the recoil of the weapon.
All three were transported to Mid Coast Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to the Sheriff's Department, the child walked into the parents' bedroom, saw the unsecured handgun on the bedside table, picked it up and fired it.
Police told WGME-TV that there was also a 3-month-old baby in the room, at the time.
While the family was taken to the hospital, the baby was turned over to the children's grandmother, who lives at the home but was not there when the shooting happened.
This incident remains under investigation.
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