DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The 12-year-old boy who sustained a gunshot wound on Sunday afternoon accidentally shot himself, according to Dothan police.

The boy reportedly shot himself in the chest with the firearm.

He is now in stable condition and was flown to Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.

This is still an active investigation. Stay with WDHN News for updates.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Sunday afternoon, a shooting hospitalized one juvenile, Dothan police confirmed.

The shooting occurred at an apartment on the 900 Block of Ussery Street. Police say the victim was possibly 12-years-old.

At this time, Dothan police have not confirmed whether the shooting was accidental or not.

The current status of the victim is not known at this time.

The circumstances of the shooting continue to be investigated, as police question witnesses.

Stay with WDHN News for updates.