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Police: Franklin child shot himself in hand

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Franklin police say a 4-year-old shot himself in the hand with a gun he found inside a vehicle.

The Franklin Police Department says the child was sitting in the front seat of a car parked on the 600 block of Cherokee Place Wednesday around 11:45 a.m. when he found the handgun and discharged it.

Police say a family friend was sitting in the driver's seat with his back to the child at the time of the incident.

The child was taken to Williamson Medical Center by his mother and the owner of the car.

He has since been transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is reported to be in stable condition and in good spirits.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. No charges have been filed at this time.

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