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Blytheville Baby Wounded by Stray Bullet

JULY 18, 2006 - Posted at 7:33 a.m. CDT

 

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Blytheville police say a bullet from a handgun fired into the sky injured a baby when it returned to earth, and a 15-year-old boy who lived nearby was arrested.

Police reports say the one-year-old child was not hurt seriously when it was struck by the bullet Saturday.  According to the reports, the bullet did not penetrate the baby's skull, and the child was treated at the Great River Medical Center and released.

Lieutenant David Flora of the Blytheville Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division said the boy who fired the shot told police the gun was not functioning properly.  Flora said the boy recalled that he was pulling the trigger again and the gun went off.  But Flora said the boy was not pointing the gun at anybody and did not mean to shoot the baby.  The baby who was injured was outside a home in the same block where the boy lived.

The boy was charged with first-degree battery, being a minor in possession of a handgun and discharging a firearm in the city limits.  Flora said the case would be handled in juvenile court.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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