UPDATE: Grandmother charged with leaving loaded gun

UPDATE: A grandmother is charged with a misdemeanor in connection with her 4-year-old grandson accidentally shooting himself.

Credit: WITI

UPDATED Tuesday, April 1, 2014 --- 7:59 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A grandmother is charged with a misdemeanor in connection with her 4-year-old grandson accidentally shooting himself.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1pGqi6p ) Renee Smith was charged Tuesday with leaving a loaded handgun within reach of a child.

Court documents say some children found the gun under a bed March 19. The complaint says one of the children gave it to Keyontist Moffet and the gun fired. A bullet struck his forehead.

The 48-year-old allegedly told police she was in the room with the children but didn't see anyone holding the handgun before it was fired.

On March 20, police described Moffett as being in grave condition. An update of his condition was not immediately available.

Smith has an initial hearing Thursday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, March 20, 2014 --- 4:43 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say they believe a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself after finding a handgun in his home.

A police spokesman said Thursday the boy is still being treated at a hospital.

WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1gXMMch) reports a 35-year-old man who lives at the Milwaukee home was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Milwaukee's north side.

Authorities say many of the witnesses to the shooting are children.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 --- 10:53 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in Milwaukee.

Police say the shooting was reported about 5 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Milwaukee's north side.

Officials say they believe a group of juveniles was playing with a handgun.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the child was taken to a hospital.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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