Welcome, MN (KROC-AM News)- A toddler was flown to Rochester after being accidentally shot by another child in southern Minnesota

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The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the report of an accidental shooting that occurred in a vehicle traveling near Welcome, MN.

The report was made around 10:20 Sunday morning. 

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The preliminary investigation indicates a four-year-old riding in the back seat of the vehicle gained access to a loaded gun and accidentally discharged it. The round then struck a two-year-old who was also riding in the backseat.  

Authorities intercepted the caller’s vehicle as it was heading towards a hospital in nearby Fairmont. Deputies and an adult rendered aid to the victim until a Mayo Clinic Ambulance crew arrived to take over medical care. 

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Mayo Clinic Air Ambulance then flew the child to Rochester. The toddler’s condition is not available in the news release issued by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. 

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