Madison County Sheriff's Office investigates accidental child death

Officials say this is an accidental shooting death and the child was under the age of 12.

Posted: Feb 3, 2020 5:51 AM
Updated: Feb 3, 2020 9:30 AM

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accidental death of a child.

The sheriff's office responded to a home in the 100 block of Berrycreek Drive in Harvest.

Officials say this is an accidental shooting death and the child was under the age of 12. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon around 2:45.

Officials believe the shooting happened inside of a truck at the home.

According to a representative with Huntsville Emergency Management Services, the child was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

We are working to learn new information from the sheriff's office such as the exact age of the child and how the child was shot. The investigation is ongoing.

The Madison County school system confirms the child was a student in one of its schools.

The district released this statement:

"The child involved in the accidental shooting Sunday was a student in our system. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with this family and our entire Madison County School family. Because of student privacy, we will not be naming the school where this student attended. However, we are providing counselors to staff at the school who might need someone to talk with following this tragedy. We also are not at liberty to discuss any details about this situation since it is actively being investigated by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department."

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