4-year-old boy shoots uncle after finding gun, Mississippi police report

Published 3:12 pm Saturday, December 2, 2023

Mississippi police report that a 4-year-old boy shot his uncle Friday night.

WLBT in Jackson reports that officers responded to a call at 8:20 p.m. Friday about a man in his 30s being shot on Camilla Lane in Jackson.

When officers arrived at the scene, the man who was shot told officers his 4-year-old nephew found his gun and when he went to retrieve the gun, the gun fired and shot the uncle in the abdomen.

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The uncle’s injuries are believed to be non-threatening.

The incident is under investigation.