Boy, 6, finds loaded gun at Lincoln Woods Park in Florence

Boy, 6, finds loaded gun at Lincoln Woods Park in Florence

FLORENCE, Ky. (FOX19) - A 6-year-old boy found a loaded gun while walking with his grandmother and 2-year-old sister at Lincoln Woods Park Wednesday morning, Florence police said.

Officers say the boy walked toward the ball field and found a loaded gun lying on the grass next to a set of keys. A bullet was in the chamber of the gun, they said.

“All of sudden, my grandson came up to me and said, ‘Oma, look what I found,‘” Paula Stover said. “And I was expecting maybe a bug or a toy, and I looked down, and there’s a gun, and the first thing I thought was, there’s no orange cap. That’s real, and when he gave it to me, I just kind of panicked.”

“She did as best she could, you know when her grandson is walking to her with a firearm,” Captain Greg Rehkamp of the Florence Police Department said. “She, you know, kept him calm and retrieved the firearm from him, and she was able to set it aside so it could be safely handled once the police got there.”

Anyone who might know who the gun belongs to should contact the Florence Police Department at 859-647-5420.

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