Mom drops purse with gun inside; 2-year-old accidentally shot in face at hospital

Jackson Police are investigating an accidental shooting at a hospital.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Jackson Police are investigating an accidental shooting at a hospital.

Officer Colendula Green said a 2-year-old girl was shot at Merit Health Central on Chadwick Drive.

Green said the child was hit after a gun went off that was inside of her mother’s purse.

Police said the woman was standing by the vending machine and dropped her purse. The gun went off and a bullet hit the vending machine. The bullet bounced off the machine and grazed her daughter in the right side of her face.

The toddler is is expected to be okay.

The hospital released this statement about the incident:

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