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.

MGN Online

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.

 

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
Columbus
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Oxford
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Starkville
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather