- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Richmond man faces a neglect charge following the accidental shooting of his 5-year-old son by another boy.

Police tell media outlets that the boys were playing inside a home in Chesterfield County on Sunday when they found 28-year-old William C. Griffin’s handgun. The victim was shot by the other boy, who also is 5 years old, as they handled the weapon. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Police say the Hi-Point .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol wasn’t secured.

Griffin was charged with felony abuse and neglect of children.

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