MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A 10-year-old child was flown to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after suffering a gunshot wound.
Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a home on the report of an injured child.
When officers arrived, they found an 11-year-old and a 10-year-old in the house. The 10-year-old had been shot on the left side of his head.
Police say the children somehow got access to a handgun from a locked safe. Investigators are calling the incident a “tragic accident.”
The child was taken by ambulance to Sanpete Valley Hospital and later by helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Police say the incident is under investigation by Mount Pleasant Police Department and other local agencies.