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7 year old hospitalized after accidental shooting

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - (1/17/17)

On January 17, 2018, Greene County deputies received a 911 call to the 2400 block of W. Alta for a 7 year old child who had been shot in the chest by her 6 year old brother.

Preliminary information suggests that an adult guest unknowingly dropped a small firearm in the residence, which was later discovered by a 6 year old child who resides in the home. While playing with the firearm, the 6 year old shot his 7 year old sister. The injured child was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. Her injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Investigation is ongoing.

“It is your responsibility to always maintain proper storage and handling of your guns. Do not leave them lying around when there are small children around. Teach your children proper safety with weapons and to always assume they are loaded. This was a very unfortunate event, but we are so thankful the 7 year old will survive” states Sheriff Jim Arnott.

(Greene County Sheriff Press Release)

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