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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Accidental Shooting in Maylene

An accidental shooting has occurred in Maylene this morning involving a child. Read below...

Accidental Shooting in Maylene

(COLUMBIANA, AL) On May 17th, 2021, at approximately 10:00AM Shelby County 911 received an emergency call regarding a 6-year-old with a gunshot wound at a residence on Goldilocks Lane in the Maylene community.  Shelby County Deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene. The child was transported by ambulance to Shelby Baptist Medical Center for treatment; however, the child later died at the hospital.

The initial investigation indicates that the child was accidentally shot by a 3-year-old sibling using a firearm found in the residence.

Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego commented on the incident, stating, “This was a truly tragic morning for Shelby County. Our agency grieves with the family of this child.  I would like to thank the Alabaster Fire Department, County 17 Fire and Rescue, and Southeast Shelby Rescue for their assistance.”


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