4-year-old shoots 6-year-old after finding gun in home: Manitoba RCMP – CBC

Mar 02, 2023

Child suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP say; man faces firearm storage charge

A six-year-old boy was rushed to hospital Monday night after being shot by a four-year-old boy on a Manitoba First Nation, RCMP say.

The children were at a home on Peguis First Nation when they found the gun, police said in a Thursday news release. The younger boy discharged the firearm, and the six-year-old was hit by the bullet.

The wounded child was taken to a local hospital in the community, which is about 160 kilometres north of Winnipeg in Manitoba’s Interlake region. Police were called by hospital staff around 11 p.m., after the child was admitted.

He was taken to Winnipeg with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, but has since returned home and is recovering, RCMP said Thursday.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/child-shooting-gun-manitoba-1.6765320

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