A one-year-old boy was accidentally shot Monday afternoon in the 2500 block of Ocoee Street.
Chattanooga Police located the toddler and rendered first aid until HCEMS arrived. HCEMS then transported the toddler to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.
Police were advised that an unsecured firearm discharged, striking the child in the leg.
This allegedly occurred as a family member reached for a purse that held the gun.
Police are investigating the incident and no charges have yet been filed.
Police strongly urge all gun owners to properly secure their firearms especially in the presence of children.