Little Rock 8-Year-Old Accidentally Shot By 13-Year-Old Cousin

An accidental shooting in Little Rock Wednesday left an 8-year-old boy in the hospital in “guarded condition” with gunshot wounds on the top of his head, bottom of his chin and left arm.

Three boys–ages 8, 13 and 16–were alone at of one of the boys’ grandmother, when the 8-year-old started playing with a Glock 9mm pistol, according to Arkansas Online. The 13-year-old then reportedly tried to take the gun away from his cousin, accidentally setting it off.

The pistol has been determined to belong to the 13-year-old’s uncle and was reported stolen in Little Rock in 2010, Arkansas Online reports.

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