Sunday, October 21, 2018

One person was injured in accidental shooting

Investigation is continuing today into a shooting incident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Saint Joseph involving two children.

Authorities report that the shooting occurred at around 3:00 p.m. at the Dollar General Store located at 3825 U.S. Highway 43 South. The father of the two children involved had reportedly left them in the truck in the parking lot while he went inside.

The ten year old boy reportedly found a handgun beneath a seat of the truck. While he was looking at it, it reportedly discharged, shooting his twin sister in the head/face area.

The girl was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where she was listed in critical condition.

The shooting is being considered accidental in nature. The case currently remains under investigation through the Saint Joseph Police Department.



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