8-Year-old boy in Centralia injured after gun accidentally discharges - KMOV.com

8-Year-old boy in Centralia injured after gun accidentally discharges

(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.

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