In Tullahoma, Tennessee a 13-month-old baby remains hospitalized, and now her 26 year-old father is behind bars after the child was shot in the chest. On Sunday just before 11:00 p.m. Tullahoma police responded to unit the family’s apartment unit to find the baby shot in the chest.
The father, Kevin Sayre, was taking apart a handgun inside the apartment, when a 9mm round was discharged, striking the 13 month-old in the chest.
Initially the child was transported to Harton Regional Medical Center ER, but was later flown to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, according to NewsChannel5.
Family members said they believe she will make a full recovery, and the child is in stable but critical condition.
Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell said the police see these incidents far too often and owners need to be very careful when cleaning or handling their guns. The father is charged with aggravated assault.
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