Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

August 5, 2013

6-year-old accidentally shoots toddler in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. — Police say a toddler is in stable condition after being accidentally shot by a 6-year-old child at a residence in Danville.

Danville police tell media outlets that the 22-month-old girl was shot in the back on Sunday.

Police say the 6-year-old found the gun in the residence and accidentally fired it. The bullet went through a bedroom wall and hit the toddler, who was playing in another room.

Police say a man who lives at the residence owns the gun.

Four adults and two other children, ages 3 and 6, were in the residence when the shooting occurred.

The investigation is continuing.

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