Nashville 3-Year-Old May Have Suffered Self-Inflicted Shot To The Head, Police Say


NASHVILLE — Detectives investigating Monday’s shooting of 3-year-old Kedrick Ross inside a duplex on Village Trail in the Madison Precinct have now located the suspected pistol used inside a car parked outside the residence. Also found were a magazine containing 9 rounds and a spent shell casing. The .40 caliber Glock was reported stolen on July 20, 2018, during the burglary of a locked pickup truck parked in a driveway on Byrum Avenue.

Youth Services detectives are investigating whether Kedrick found the weapon and shot himself. He suffered a very critical head wound and is being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. His parents reported that they were in the bathroom when they heard a loud noise. They came out to find Kedrick wounded.

The call to 911 came at 10:08 a.m. Kedrick’s parents started to rush him to the hospital and got a short distance away when they were told that officers were on the scene and paramedics were almost there. The parents turned around and returned, where officers and paramedics rendered emergency aid to the child. He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt.

Detectives are continuing to investigate who had possession of the gun today, both before and after the shooting. The owner of the duplex at which Kedrick and his parents were staying said that she and her two children were outside about to leave when the shooting occurred. None of the adults have acknowledged possessing the gun to this point.

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