UPDATE: St. Cloud Police Say Toddler Shot After Pulling Trigger
November 14th, 9:18 AM by
November 14th, 12:50 PM
Updated: 12:50 p.m.
St. Cloud police say a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound found a loaded firearm at his home and pulled the trigger.
Authorities say they are looking for the 28-year-old father of the child who could face charges of negligently storing a firearm and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Police were called to the home Monday on a report of a child bleeding. As officers were responding to the call at a residence they learned a woman had arrived at the hospital with her child who had been shot. Investigators say the toddler accidentally pulled the trigger on a loaded gun that was within his reach.
Authorities say the boy is in stable condition.
St. Cloud police are looking into how a 3-year-old child suffered a gunshot wound.
Authorities say they received a report of a child bleeding about 11 a.m. Monday. As officers were responding to the call at a residence, they learned a woman had arrived at the hospital with her child who had been shot.
Police say the toddler's injury apparently isn't life-threatening. Authorities provided no further details.