August 23, 2014

7-year-old critically injured while playing with gun

 

A 7-year-old boy was critically injured Saturday when he was shot while playing with a gun at a home in Hayden, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies were called to the Midtown Mobile Park in the 9400-block of North Government Way about 7 a.m., the sheriff’s office said in a news release. On scene, they were told that two children were playing unsupervised with a handgun when it discharged. The boy was struck in the head with a small caliber bullet.

He was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition late Saturday, the sheriff’s office said.


There are 10 comments on this story. Click here to view comments >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email