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Sheriff's Office: 3-year-old shot in Hixson Wednesday evening

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a shooting involving a 3-year-old child in Hixson Wednesday evening. (Image: MGN)

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) deputies are on the scene of a shooting involving a 3-year-old child in Hixson Wednesday evening.

HCSO spokesman Matt Lea says the shooting happened around the 7300 block of Valley Lane.

The child has been taken to a nearby hospital.

Spokesman Lea says the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Lea says preliminary findings show that a three year old child was injured while being unsupervised in an area where a firearm was left unsecured.

We are working to learn more details.

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