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Young Child Accidentally Shot With Handgun in Storm Lake Residence

January 20, 2022 8:22pm

A young child was accidentally shot with a handgun in Storm Lake.

According to the Storm Lake Police Department, officers along with the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Ambulance were called to a residence in the 600 block of East 12th Street around 7:30 Wednesday evening. A nine-year-old child had received a lower body gunshot wound. Police determined that another child in the home located an unsecured handgun and unintentionally discharged it, and it struck the nine-year-old.

The nine-year-old was transported by ambulance to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation.