LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was shot in the chest Friday night. 

Alicia Smiley, a spokesperson for LMPD, said the boy was playing inside a bedroom alone at an apartment on Brooklawn Drive when he was shot. She said the shooting appears to be accidental. 

He was taken to UofL Health - Mary & Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle before being transported to Norton Children's Hospital by EMS.

Major Shannon Lauder, commander of LMPD's First Division, said he's "expected to survive." Smiley said the child is continuing to recover at the hospital.

"At LMPD, we're committed to getting to the bottom of what happened and holding people accountable for a 3-year-old being shot," Lauder said. 

No arrests have been made and police are still investigating. This story may be updated as police release more information.

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