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Child shot after two kids find gun inside Phoenix apartment

Phoenix Police
Posted at 5:00 AM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 08:00:25-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating after one child was shot by another in a Phoenix apartment Thursday night.

The incident occurred near 7th Avenue and Alta Vista Road around 9 p.m.

Police say two school-aged children reportedly found a gun inside their apartment. One of the children picked up the gun and unintentionally shot the other.

The child suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident, and was awake and responsive when emergency crews arrived.

Further information about the shooting was not immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing.