Child accidentally shot
(KMOV.com) – Police said a 3-year-old boy is in stable condition at a local hospital after he accidentally shot himself.
Police said the incident occurred in 3800 block of Folsom in south St. Louis just after 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Police said the victim was at a neighbor’s house with his mother when he found a .380 hand gun and accidentally fired it. Police said the bullet grazed his forehead.
“I thank God he protected the child. Again it’s a warning. It’s time to wake up as a society,” said Darrell Barber, another neighbor.
Authorities said they arrested the homeowner, recovered the gun, and seized narcotics. The investigation is ongoing.