10-Month Old Middleton Infant Injured in Shooting Involving 3-Year-Old


The Canyon County Sheriff's Department is investigating an April 22 incident involving a baby being shot in the cheek by a 3-year-old. The children were left unattended in a vehicle with a loaded handgun.

The Idaho Press-Tribune is reporting that the 10-month-old suffered "a non-life-threatening injury" and was transported to St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise.

The incident occurred on the 25000 block of Middleton Road in Middleton.

"Unintentional shootings like this one are preventable," Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said in a prepared statement. "It is critical that gun owners be responsible with the storage of their weapons and lock firearms in a safe place away from children."

The Press-Tribune reports that no charges have been filed.