- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a shooting by a 5-year-old has left his 6-year-old playmate in critical condition.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports a 5-year-old boy found a loaded .40-caliber handgun while searching underneath a couch for his shoes and socks. The child was playing with the gun when it discharged, and shot the 6-year-old on Monday. Authorities say the child was shot in the abdomen area.

Greenwood Police Chief Ray Moore says an adult man and a third child were at the residence at the time of the shooting. The age of the third child is unknown.

The 6-year-old was airlifted to the hospital and moved to the pediatric intensive care unit.

Moore says police are still investigating the shooting.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com


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