- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - Police say family members thought a 4-year-old Gresham boy was going to his bedroom for a toy when he left a Saturday night gathering with friends.

Instead, police say, the boy carried a plastic stool into his grandfather’s bedroom. There, police believe, he took his grandfather’s 9 mm handgun off the top of a gun safe, unholstered it and fired a round that took off part of his right index finger.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1ve54hJ) that doctors were unable to reattach it.

Police said the boy and his family recently moved into an apartment with the 48-year-old grandfather.

The round went through a mattress and into the wall.

The boy was released from the hospital Sunday.

Police said Monday that no charges had been filed.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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