2-Year-Old Girl Shot In Face After Gun Goes Off Inside Mom’s Purse

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April 13, 2016 12:43 p.m.

A two-year-old child was struck in the face after a gun concealed inside her mother’s purse accidentally fired inside a Jackson, Mississippi hospital, police said.

The woman was standing next to a vending machine at Merit Health Center when she dropped her purse, causing the gun to fire, WJTV reported. A bullet bounced off the vending machine and grazed the child’s face.

The injury was non-life-threatening.

The hospital said in a statement weapons are prohibited on the premises and the incident is under police investigation.

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