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Ottawa boy, 4, receives minor injuries after another child shoots him with BB gun

April 8, 2013

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A 4-year-old Ottawa boy accidentally shot another 4-year-old boy in the cheek with a BB gun Sunday afternoon, according to Adam Weingartner, spokesman for the Ottawa Police Department.

The boy received minor injuries.

Police responded to the incident about 3 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of E. Fifth St. after the gun accidentally discharged, Weingartner said. The gun is normally kept locked up, but an older child in the home was able to unlock the gun. Weingartner said the incident is being classified as an accident, and no further criminal investigation is planned.

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been_there 1 year, 3 months ago

smitty, your comment makes very little sense.

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Shardwurm 1 year, 3 months ago

When I was a kid we'd have been in a firefight in the back yard...and if we'd saved any Roman candles we'd have been firing those at each other too. This isn't news at all. I just hope the 4-year-old is figuring out how to get payback.

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juma 1 year, 3 months ago

No action taken!!!!????? This was a loaded gun that was locked up? I know it was only a bb gun but it could easily have put out an eye. Also, were there other guns in the same lock-up? I have guns locked in a closet and none are loaded and ready to fire. A BB gun needs to be loaded and cocked. Are irresponsible parents leaving loaded guns in the closet? I get angry about this because when idiots who don't know how to treat guns get in the news then the anti-gun crowd has more ammunition (no put intended).

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elliottaw 1 year, 3 months ago

BB guns can hold like 100 BBs, they can be really hard to completely unload.

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MarcoPogo 1 year, 3 months ago

The victim should have blamed the injury on the great big icicle that fell off of the garage.

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