(KMOV) – An 8-year-old boy in Centralia, Illinois suffered a graze wound after a slug from a pistol struck the child in the leg Wednesday afternoon shortly before 4.
According to officials, Denzel McChristian, 18, was playing with a pistol when it discharged accidentally.
The child was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
McChristian was charged with reckless conduct. A second adult and a juvenile have also been charged in connection to the incident. They were charged with obstructing justice for allegedly trying to cover up what they knew of the incident.