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Police: Brothers playing with gun leads to 5-year-old shot in Martin, Tenn.

Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 8:54 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2021 at 9:56 AM CDT
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MARTIN, Tenn. (KFVS) - An investigation is underway after a 5-year-old boy was shot on Monday evening, August 2.

Martin Police said the shooting appears to be accidental, but remains under investigation.

Officers were called to an apartment on the 200 block of Oakland Street just before 6 p.m. for a reported shooting.

When they arrived, officers found a young boy bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound. They rendered aid until EMS arrived.

The child was taken by ambulance to an AirEvac base and then airlifted to a Memphis hospital.

He is in stable conditions following surgery.

According to police, the victim and his brother found a handgun in an upstairs nightstand, and while they were looking and playing with it, the gun accidently went off hitting one of the boys.

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