A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized after he apparently shot himself in
the hand with a gun Monday afternoon in Leeds, according to police.
The boy apparently climbed up on top of a counter and grabbed the
gun, which was on top of a refrigerator at a home on Davis Mountain Road
around 4:45 p.m., Leeds Police Chief Byron Jackson said.
He shot himself in the palm, Jackson said. He was taken to Children's of Alabama hospital.
Jackson said the gun was not normally kept on top of the refrigerator, and no criminal charges are expected.