Child airlifted after accidental shooting in Webster County

A child was accidentally shot by another child at a home in the Mantee community.

Posted: May 21, 2019 10:51 AM
Updated: May 22, 2019 10:00 AM

MANTEE, Miss. (WTVA) - A child was accidentally shot by another child at a home in the Mantee community, according to the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s deputy Dillion Cates confirmed the wounded child was airlifted to a Jackson hospital. The child is now in stable condition.

Cates said the child was injured in the chest by a small-caliber pistol.

He described the shooting as accidental and said the two children were playing with a gun.

The location of the shooting was in the 900 block of Mantee Road near the Clarkson community.

 

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