Five-Year-Old Apparently Accidentally Shot by Sibling

OAK HILL– A child suffered an apparent gunshot wound in the Oak Hill area earlier this evening.

At around 6:45 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2017 notification was received through the Fayette County 911 Center that a 5 year-old child had been brought into Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill with an apparent gunshot wound. Sheriff’s detectives then responded to the hospital.

The preliminary investigation into this incident indicates that the victim was accidentally shot by a younger sibling. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening. This incident occurred in the Prudence Road area just outside of Oak Hill. No further details concerning this incident are available at this time. It remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the Child Protective Services Unit of DHHR.

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