Four-year old shoots man in Richmond

Posted at 7:52 PM, Jan 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-15 11:37:55-05

UPDATE: Man shot by four-year-old child has died

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—  A man in his 50′s was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot by a child inside his home Sunday morning.

The shooting, called accidental, happened in the 2300 block of Whitcomb Street.

It's not just police wanting answers about the shooting, neighbors said they're concerned after learning a four-year old had gotten a gun and accidentally fired a shot.

That bullet hits a relative in the home who is now serious condition at VCU Medical Center.

Richmond Police said the call came in at 11:20 Sunday morning.

Officers arrived to find the man with a life threatening injury.

Neighbors said they're shocked to hear it was a four-year old who pulled the trigger and some said they fear video games are partially to blame.

Others say guns need to be locked up and out of sight.

Richmond Police say their investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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