A 15-year-old is recovering at University of Mississippi Medical Center after being shot in the face with a shot gun by an 11-year-old family member Monday morning.
Sheriff Jerry Carver with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office says a 15-year-old boy was shot with a .410 double barrel shotgun inside his home Monday around 9:30 a.m. Carver adds that at this point the shooting is considered an accident, but investigators have not yet spoken with the victim to get his side of the story.
Carver explains that the shooting happened when the 15 and 11-year-old step-brothers were left alone at a home in the southern portion of Carroll County, right along the Holmes County line. The teen suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his face and was transported to Grenada Lake Medical Center.
The young victim was later airlifted to UMC in Jackson, where, according to Sheriff Carver, he is expected to make a full recovery.
While the case is an on-going investigation, Sheriff Carver explains at this point it is being handled as an accident. He adds that the parents of the victim plan to call authorities when the teen is able to speak, and detectives will make contact with him then. Once investigators gather all the facts, they will present the information to the District Attorney's office to see if any other explanation beyond an accident should be considered.
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