A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Wednesday afternoon in what police are initially calling an accidental shooting inside a Little Rock home.
Little Rock Police Department spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said authorities received a call at 4:47 p.m about a shooting at 7518 Twin Oaks Road.
Three boys were inside the home when a gun fired, striking the 9-year-old at least once, Davis said. The boy was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital with what appears to be life-threatening injuries. Police would not immediately confirm how the victim was shot.
No adults were in the house at the time, Davis said, adding that police are attempting to locate the guardians of the youths involved.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was indeed accidental. The two other boys, ages 13 and 16, have been taken into custody for questioning, Davis said.
Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.