4-year-old shot in head by 6-year-old in Pike County - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

4-year-old shot in head by 6-year-old in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Sunday deputies responded to a hospital in response to a report that a child had been shot.

According to Pike County Sheriff Steve Rushing, deputies were initially told by the family that there had been a driveby shooting on Gradyville Road. Investigators soon determined there had been no driveby shooting. 

Sheriff Rushing says that they learned that a 6-year-old child had gotten a small caliber gun and accidentally shot a 4-year-old boy in the back of the head. 

The child that was shot has been treated and released. 

Doctors were able to remove the projectile from just underneath the child's skin, according to Sheriff Rushing.

 No charges have been filed at this time. 

Authorities say that the family has not been cooperative and the investigation is ongoing.

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