JACKSON, Miss. – A child is recovering after being grazed by a bullet in a hospital’s emergency room, according to police.
Officers from the Jackson Police Department told the Clarion-Ledger that a 2-year-old girl was at Merit Health Center hospital when a gun in her mother’s purse accidentally discharged.
Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green told the site that the mother dropped her purse while standing by a vending machine.
When the purse hit the floor, her gun went off, causing a bullet to ricochet off the vending machine and to graze the girl’s face.
Fortunately, she is expected to be OK.