Muskogee Police Investigate the 'Accidental' Shooting of a Child - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Muskogee Police Investigate the 'Accidental' Shooting of a Child

Updated:
A Muskogee toddler is alive after he was accidentally shot late Tuesday afternoon. The shooting happened on Chestnut Street, which is on the east side of Muskogee.

6 in the Morning reporter Omar Villafranca the little boy went through emergency surgery Tuesday night and is now recovering. We are told he will be OK.

Muskogee Police say this all started when the boy’s father was cleaning a handgun Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors say the gun accidentally went off. The bullet went through the 18-month old child’s arm and hit his chest before exiting his body.

One neighbor says she thought she heard lightning strike. She knew something was wrong when she saw the man carrying his son's bloody body. Emergency crews quickly arrived and took the boy to the hospital. Neighbors were shocked, but are thankful the boy survived. Cleo Shamblin: "I think it makes people a little more vigilant a little more conscious about what can happen.”

After surgery in Muskogee, the toddler was taken to a hospital in Tulsa as a precautionary measure.

No word on if any citations were issued in the accident or what type of handgun it was, but regardless, Muskogee Police say the little boy is fortunate to be alive.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.