Meridian police: Child, 9, critical after being shot by eight-year-old

Meridian police: Child, 9, critical after being shot by eight-year-old
Shooting generic (Source: WALB)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WLBT) - Meridian police are investigating a shooting that left a child in critical condition.

According to Lieutenant Rita Jack, officers arrived in the 2100 block of 9th Avenue around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Once on scene, officers discovered a nine-year-old who was shot by an eight-year-old. There is no information on how the eight-year-old got the gun, but according to WTOK they were unattended at the time of the shooting.

According to police, the nine-year-old was transported to a local area hospital.

If anyone has any information on this shooting, please contact the Meridian Police Department.

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