Three Year Old McDowell County Boy Shot In Neck

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – A three-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the neck on Tuesday evening.

Welch State Police tell WOAY that two children were playing with a firearm when it went off and shot a three-year-old in the neck.

The boy is in critical condition at Charleston Trauma Center.

The West Virginia State Police is investigating the incident but say it appears to be accidental.

Stay with WOAY NewsWatch for further updates on this developing story.

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