- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 7-year-old St. Louis boy is recovering after suffering a graze wound when a neighbor’s gun accidentally discharged, the bullet going through a ceiling and striking the child in the buttocks.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/20pNvPY ) reports that the incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city’s Dutchtown neighborhood. Police say the neighbor was apparently drunk while handling a gun that discharged, firing a bullet into the boy’s apartment.

The neighbor was arrested. The child is hospitalized in stable condition.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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