DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Police say a woman in eastern Iowa is hospitalized after she was shot by her 2-year-old child.

The Telegraph Herald of Dubuque reports the shooting happened Wednesday night in Dyersville.

Police revealed the shooting Friday morning in a news release, but gave few details.

Police said investigators determined that the 21-year-old woman was shot by the toddler after the child found a handgun “that was left unsecured.”

The woman was taken by ambulance to a Dubuque, then airlifted to an Iowa City hospital for treatment.

Police have not released the woman’s name and said authorities are considering whether to file charges in the case.


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