SAVANNAH, GA (April 29, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating an accidental gun discharge at an apartment on the 12000 block of Middleground Road that left a 5-year-old boy with a bullet graze wound on Friday, April 29.
Metro officers responded to the scene at about 9:45 a.m. after reports of the 5-year-old pulling the trigger of a gun found in the apartment. The child was taken to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 5-year-old’s mother and two juvenile siblings also were home during the incident. No additional injuries were reported.
This incident remains under investigation by SCMPD.
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