Responsible gun owners unsure how toddler was shot

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Another “tragic accident” that “no one could have foreseen”:

A 2-year-old girl was in critical condition after an apparent accidental shooting in northern Kentucky Monday afternoon.

Police say the shooting occurred around 2 p.m. inside a home along Bon Jan Lane in Highland Heights. Officers say the girl’s 5-year-old brother was also involved in the incident, and their mother was home at the time, but it remains unclear how the toddler was shot, or where the gun came from.

EMS rushed the victim to Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center where she underwent surgery. Officials say the child was responsive at the scene.