Louisiana toddler finds gun, accidentally shoots woman in back: sheriff

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A 3-year-old accidentally shot a woman in the back after finding a gun in the backseat of their parked vehicle in Louisiana, according to reports. 

The pair were sitting in the vehicle at a parking lot in Terrytown, about 5 miles southeast of downtown New Orleans – when the shooting occurred.

The woman, 30, was rushed to an area hospital, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

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She is expected to survive, authorities told the New Orleans Advocate.

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The shooting took place around 6:30 p.m.

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On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office didn’t say whether the child was related to the woman, the paper reported