Toddler Shoots Man

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) - A 54-year-old Blount County man is recovering after being accidentally shot by his 2-year-old granddaughter.

Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington said the man, whose name has not been released, was driving along Alabama 75 Friday afternoon with his 5-year-old grandson in the front seat and the girl in a car seat in the back.

A handgun was in the back seat with the girl.

Arrington said the toddler somehow discharged the gun and the bullet went through the front seat into the man's back and exited his body.

He said an ambulance happened to be traveling behind the injured grandfather and he pulled over and flagged them down.

Arrington said the man was treated at the scene and then taken to a hospital but his condition and the name of the hospital was not known.

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