- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Lake Placid’s mayor says a village resident was wounded when her 3-year-old son accidentally fired a handgun in the family’s apartment.

Mayor Craig Randall says police told him a couple was home with their two young children when the gun went off, wounding the woman around 9 a.m. Tuesday. She was hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.

Police Chief William Moore says it looks like the shooting was an accident. He did not identify the family. He said he wouldn’t comment on whether the child fired the gun until a thorough investigation was done.

Moore said the shooting appeared to be the result of careless storage of the weapon.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide