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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.

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