Loaded gun in diaper bag goes off, injuring dad, baby: Police
KTVI
A man with a loaded gun in a diaper bag shot himself and his daughter while changing his daughter’s diaper in a vehicle in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, police said.

UPDATE April 16, 2019:

An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag, WHNT reports.

Al.com quotes the Jefferson County coroner’s office as saying Tuesday that 22-year-old Timothy Roshun Smith Jr. has died.

Investigators believe the man was searching inside the diaper bag when he hit the weapon and it fired accidentally.


April 15, 2019:

via KTVI:

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (KTVI/CNN) -- A man with a loaded gun in a diaper bag shot himself and his daughter while changing his daughter’s diaper in a vehicle in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, police said.

CNN affiliates report the incident happened Saturday afternoon, either at or near a Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza parlor in the Birmingham suburb.

The father, who was not identified, was in the back seat of a vehicle changing the girl’s diaper, and the gun went off as he picked up or reached inside the bag, which was sitting on the floorboard, Vestavia Hills Police Department spokesman Capt. Johnny Evans said.

After the gun went off, the bullet traveled through the adult’s leg and then the child’s leg before lodging in the man’s chest, Evans said.

The child is going to be OK. Her father is in serious condition, he said.

Both WBMA and WBRC quoted police officials saying the shooting appeared accidental.

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