- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama say a 4-year-old boy is expected to recover after he was shot in the head while left in a car with siblings while their mother went into a store.

A Birmingham police spokesman, Sgt. Bryan Shelton, says the boy was injured after one of the children found a gun in the car and picked it up. He says the weapon fired but the bullet only grazed the boy’s skull.

Al.com reports (bit.ly/1MpMcKl) the boy was in stable condition at Children’s of Alabama hospital following the shooting Thursday night.

Shelton says police don’t expect to file charges in the case. He added, “If you choose to own a gun you have to be safety minded and exercise a higher standard of care.”

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