October 25, 2012 in Region

Police say Sunnyside boy, 3, shot self in face

Associated Press

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face with his father’s handgun.

It happened Monday night while he and two siblings were riding in a pickup truck with their father in Sunnyside.

The boy was reported in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Sgt. Joey Glossen told the Yakima Herald-Republic the father has a valid concealed weapons permit and is cooperating with investigators.

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