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Two children are recovering Wednesday morning after they were found with gunshot wounds in an apparent accidental shooting in Sharp County, authorities said.

Authorities responded to a call made by the boys' grandmother just before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Woodland Drive in Cave City and found a 3-year-old and 4-year-old who had been shot, said Brian Barnett, chief of the city’s police department.

According to Barnett, authorities are treating the shooting as an accident and do not anticipate filing any charges. He declined to release additional information about how the shooting took place, citing an open investigation.

The boys were airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and both are expected to recover, Barnett said.

“It looks like they’ll be fine,” he said. “Might take a little bit to just kind of heal up."


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  • eaglescout
    January 16, 2019 at 9:48 a.m.

    Accident? Probably will be attributed to negligence. Responsible owners should know better.

  • Efsmith
    January 16, 2019 at 12:56 p.m.

    HOW WAS IT AN ACCIDENT? Gun should of been locked up. If they died would it still be considered an accident? Interesting ruling.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    January 16, 2019 at 1:13 p.m.

    interesting no further details ? and why not ? who is protecting who.? how did two toddlers get their hands on a loaded gun ?

  • Justthefaqsmaam
    January 16, 2019 at 3:18 p.m.

    Sounds like the chief of police is to close to the situation. A 3 year old and a 4 year old don’t just get accidentally shot without some negligence somewhere. Maybe state police or child protective services need to investigate this shooting.