Four-year-old shoots older child in Manitoba, officers seize weapons from home: RCMP

By The Canadian Press

RCMP say a six-year-old boy is in hospital after being shot by a four-year-old in Manitoba.

Mounties say the children were at a home on Peguis First Nation, north of Winnipeg, and were able to get access to a gun on Monday night.

Police say the younger boyfired the weapon and struck the older child.

The six-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

RCMP seized five firearms, a cross bow and ammunition from the house.

They say a man was arrested and will be facing a charge of unlawfully storing a firearm.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2023.

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