From The Tribune Staff Reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving a toddler stuck by gunfire on Thursday, October 7, around 4:30 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of 62nd Street to investigate a person who had been shot. When deputies arrived, they discovered a young child suffering from a gunshot wound.
Witnesses state that the child and her father were traveling in their vehicle near the 5000 block of Avenue F in Fairfield when shots were fired. Reportedly, the father drove away from the area and called law enforcement from a safe location.
The child was transported by ambulance to Children’s Hospital, but her condition is unknown at this time.
Detectives are on the scene conducting the investigation into this shooting. If you have any information regarding the shooting, please call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 option 2.
Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.