Toddler shot in Cordele, sent to hospital - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Toddler shot in Cordele, sent to hospital

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A 2-year-old child was hospitalized overnight with a gunshot wound to the leg. 

Around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, police and paramedics were called to the 1000 block of Gum Drive where a woman reported her child had been shot.

Cordele Police say that officers were dispatched to the C. C. Shearer Apartments on Drayton Road, in reference to juvenile with a gunshot wound. 

They discovered that a two year old had been shot in the leg and was then transported to Crisp Regional. The child and mother were then transported to Macon. 

"We're still trying to determine the facts of how it occurred. Whether it was someone playing with a gun that they shouldn't have or actually shooting at someone else and accidentally hitting a child," said Sgt. Jeremy Taylor.

Circumstances surrounding the shooting were still unclear Wednesday evening. A detective said they were working to contact witnesses and the victim's family to clarify the details.

Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lee Co. commissioners approve contract for mega sports complex

    Lee Co. commissioners approve contract for mega sports complex

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:41 AM EST2017-12-13 05:41:40 GMT
    The mega sports complex in Lee County is one step closer to becoming a reality. (Source: WALB)The mega sports complex in Lee County is one step closer to becoming a reality. (Source: WALB)

    The mega sports complex in Lee County is one step closer to becoming a reality. 

    More >>

    The mega sports complex in Lee County is one step closer to becoming a reality. 

    More >>
  • Retail beer license owners can now sell growlers

    Retail beer license owners can now sell growlers

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:37 AM EST2017-12-13 05:37:57 GMT
    Anyone with a retail beer license can now turn their business into a growler dispensary. (Source: WALB)Anyone with a retail beer license can now turn their business into a growler dispensary. (Source: WALB)

    On Tuesday night, Lee County commissioners approved an amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance to allow for growler dispensaries.

    More >>

    On Tuesday night, Lee County commissioners approved an amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance to allow for growler dispensaries.

    More >>
  • South GA leaders agree on SPLOST projects

    South GA leaders agree on SPLOST projects

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:35 AM EST2017-12-13 05:35:20 GMT
    City leaders in Lee County agreed on the SPLOST projects that will be put on the May ballot. (Source: WALB)City leaders in Lee County agreed on the SPLOST projects that will be put on the May ballot. (Source: WALB)

    City officials with Smithville, Leesburg, and Lee County commissioners held their final planning meeting to develop an intergovernmental agreement between the municipalities. 

    More >>

    City officials with Smithville, Leesburg, and Lee County commissioners held their final planning meeting to develop an intergovernmental agreement between the municipalities. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly