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By Mount Vernon News
May 28, 2012 10:10 pm EDT

 

FREDERICKTOWN — Three-year-old Lucas Heagren has been flown to an undisclosed hospital following an accidental shooting this evening at 9620 Green Valley Road.

Capt. David Shaffer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, told Mount Vernon News Reporter Alan Reed, the boy was wounded by what is believed to be a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital by a medical helicopter and was listed in critical condition just after 10 p.m.

“It appears around 6:04 p.m., or close to that time, we received a call of a 3-year-old who had been accidentally shot; that is the way it appears to us now. The child was transported to Knox Community Hospital and was flown from there.”

Kaitlin Campbell called 9-1-1 and reported her son had shot himself above his left eye with a 9mm weapon, and was still breathing.

Campbell told the dispatcher the gun was located on the top of the television “where he usually can’t reach it.”

Shaffer called the incident “an unfortunate accident” and said the information gathered during the investigation leads him to believe the victim is the one who pulled the trigger of handgun, although no make, model or caliber of the weapon was confirmed.

At the time of the interview, Shaffer said the family was currently with the child and had yet to be interviewed regarding the events that led up to the shooting.

More details of the shooting, and the condition of the child, will be reported by the News as they are released.


9:49 pm updateFREDERICKTOWN — A 3-year-old has been flown to an undisclosed hospital following an accidental shooting this evening near the intersection of Green Valley and Sockman roads.

Capt. David Shaffer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, told Mount Vernon News Reporter Alan Reed, the boy was wounded by what is believed to be a gunshot wound to the head.

“It appears around 6:04 p.m., or close to that time, we received a call of a 3-year-old who had been accidentally shot; that is the way it appears to us now. The child was transported to Knox Community Hospital and was flown from there.”

He said he was not certain as to which hospital the child was taken.

Shaffer called the incident “an unfortunate accident” and said the information gathered during the investigation leads him to believe the victim is the one who pulled the trigger of handgun, although no make, model or caliber of the weapon was identified.

At the time of the interview, Shaffer said the family was currently with the child and had yet to be interviewed regarding the events that led up to the shooting.

More details of the shooting, and the condition of the victim, will be reported by the News as the are released.


8:03 pm update MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a toddler-involved shooting that took place in western Knox County Monday evening.

Deputies and family at the scene declined to comment.

According to radio traffic, a medical helicopter from Toledo was requested to pick up the 3-year-old at Knox Community Hospital.

A message was left for Knox County Sheriff David Barber seeking additional details. More details will become available as they are released.


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