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Dunklin Co. 4-year-old shot in leg placed in state custody


A 4-year-old who was shot in Senath Saturday afternoon has been placed in state custody.

Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder says his office is investigating the shooting.

According to Sheriff Holder, evidence presented to the court resulted in the court placing the child in the custody of the Dunklin County Juvenile Office and the Missouri Children's Division.

The juvenile office and the Missouri Children's Division will be working with the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office until the investigation into the shooting is finished.

Sheriff Holder said the child is still in the hospital recovering.

On May 2 at around 12:52 p.m., Dunklin County communications received a call reporting a juvenile had been shot and the 4 year old was being taken to Twin Rivers Regional Hospital by private vehicle. 

The incident occurred at a home on Highway C in the south part of Dunklin County. The 4-year-old boy had a gunshot wound to his leg. 

After treatment at Twin Rivers, the 4-year-old was taken by helicopter to a Memphis hospital where he was being treated for his injury. 

The incident is currently under investigation by the Dunklin County Sheriffs' Office.

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