PUEBLO, Colo. – Police say that a 5-year-old playing with a gun shot and injured a 3-year-old girl in Colorado.
The girl was in critical condition but stable condition Monday after the shooting. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Pueblo police believe two other children were playing with a handgun in the backyard of a home.
Police say a 9-year-old boy got the handgun from the house and that a 5-year-old got the gun and pointed it at the girl. The gender of the 5-year-old was not disclosed.
The mother of the victim was home at the time and has not been identified by police.
The child who shot the 3-year-old will not be charged with a crime. But the gun owner, 22-year-old Adrian Chavez, was arrested and faces child abuse charges.