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Police: Toddler wounded by sibling in accidental Wellsville shooting

Published: Friday, April 18 2014 9:04 p.m. MDT

A two-year-old boy was in critical condition after an accidental shooting Friday evening in Wellsville.

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WELLSVILLE, Cache County — A two-year-old boy was in critical condition after an accidental shooting Friday evening in Wellsville.

Police and medical crews responded at 6:40 p.m. and found the boy had a single gunshot wound in the abdomen from a .22 caliber rifle. Initial evidence suggests the boy was shot by his three-year-old sister, according to Cache County Sheriff Deputy Brad Slater.

The child was taken to a local hospital by ambulance in critical condition and was undergoing surgery, according to Cache County Sheriff Lt. Mike Peterson.

Family members, including the child's parents, were at the residence at the time of the incident.

The investigation was ongoing, police said. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

— Morgan Jacobsen

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