18 Year Old Girl Accidentally Shot in Head By Toddler

The incident happened at 600 North Comet Ave in Callaway around 9:15 Tuesday morning.

When sheriff's deputies arrived at a home, they discovered 18 year old Emily Allen shot in the head. It appeared the bullet entered her forehead and exited the top of the head. EMS responded to the scene. Emily was alert and talking as she was taken to Bay Medical/Sacred Heart hospital.

An early investigation revealed that a 2 year old boy in the home had spilled something on the bed sheets that morning and they had been stripped to be washed.

Deputies say at that time the 2 year old boy discovered a 38 caliber pistol under the mattress and took the gun and accidentally shot the teen.

The victim is a family friend and underwent surgery at Bay Medical/Sacred Heart.

BCSO Investigators are investigating and working with the State Attorney’s Office to determine if charges are appropriate.