UPDATE 1/28/2016 @ 12:25 p.m.: On January 27 at 3:48 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Patapsco Place in Waldorf for the report of an accidental shooting.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a two year-old boy, obtained his father’s unsecured handgun while his father was asleep and accidentally shot himself in the leg.
The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Det. J. Elliott is investigating.
1/27/2016: On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at approximately 3:45 p.m., a father in Waldorf said he was awakened by a gunshot, and discovered his child had been shot in leg.
The gunshot was self inflicted according to an official from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting occurred on Patapsco Place, in Waldorf.
The child was airlifted to an area trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Updates will be provided as they become available.