- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

POLSON, Mont. (AP) - A resident of the Lake County house where a 3-year-old boy was fatally injured by a gunshot to the abdomen has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide.

Lake County officials say 26-year-old Galen Hawk was arrested Friday. He has not appeared in court.

Undersheriff Dan Yonkin says the boy was shot Wednesday evening at a residence in the Ninepipes area between Ronan and St. Ignatius. He died at the hospital in Ronan.

Authorities have not said what circumstances led to the shot being fired, but they are calling it an accident. A small-caliber handgun was involved.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Karen Sargent says Hawk is not related to the boy.

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