Police: Two-year-old shot in hand in apparent accident

- Montgomery County deputies say a two-year-old child has been shot.

At last check, authorities said it appears to be an accident.

It happened Sunday night in the Spring area on Eastridge Drive near Aldine Westfield.

Deputies say the father was cleaning the weapon and set the gun down, believing it wasn't loaded.

Investigators say the toddler picked up the gun and was shot in the hand.

The 2-year-old was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

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