MOUNT OLIVET -- Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Robertson County.
According to police officials, a 4-year-old child was found shot on Tuesday morning after allegedly finding a gun in a truck.
After receiving notification from KSP 911 emergency dispatch that there was a child shot at a location on Pinhook Road, in Robertson County, an ambulance from Bracken County EMS responded to the scene shortly before 11:25 a.m.
The child, later identified as Jacob Brockman, was transported to Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville with an escort from the Mason County Sheriff's Office, and multiple emergency vehicles controlling traffic at intersections.
The Brockman family lives on Pinhook Road, officials said.
Mason County Coroner David Lawrence confirmed that the child died at the hospital a short time after arriving.
"This is a horrible and sad situation," Lawrence said. "The preliminary determination is, it is a probable accidental gunshot wound that caused his death."
There were reports the child got into a truck on his own and the family heard a "pop," and went to investigate. The child had a wound to the top/back area of his head, Lawrence said.
KSP Trooper Shayne Currans responded to the address on Pinhook Road and the case remains under investigation by KSP Detective Chris Marcum, who was assisted at the scene byKSP Detective Jeremy Moore, KSP Detective Isaac Waters, KSP Detective Tim Vinal, KSP Trooper Charles Loudermilk, KSP Trooper Joseph Filiatreau, KSP Trooper Dwayne Ison and KSP Lieutenant Stacey May.
The truck has been empounded for the investiogation, officials said.
Emergency personnel at the hospital were also treating the child's father when he suffered a medical episode at the hospital, after learning about his son, Lawrence said.
The child's body is being sent to the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for a post-mortem examination, Lawrence said.