Kentucky boy injured when gun handled by teen goes off

Published 5:58 am Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Kentucky police say a 10-year-old boy was injured when a gun being handled by a teen fired inside a Lexington home.

When Lexington Police responded to a shooting and domestic violence call on Rand Avenue, they found a 10-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

The boy was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are thought to be non-life-threatening.

Police say a 16-year-old boy was handling a firearm in the same room with the 10-year-old boy when the gun fired. Preliminary investigations indicate that the shooting was unintentional.

After the shooting, a woman was injured when she and another man inside the house got into an argument. The man left the house before police arrived.

Police have charged the 16-year-old with being a minor in possession of a firearm. The man is facing a charge of fourth-degree assault, police say.