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Pike Co. officials: Man shoots 3-year-old while cleaning gun

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PIKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to the Pike County Sheriff's Department, a 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach yesterday afternoon.

His mother called authorities to the home on Highway 98 East in McComb.

She told investigators that her husband, 30 year old Joseph Stalling of McComb, was cleaning his 9 mm handgun when it fired, injuring the 3 year old boy.

The boy was rushed to Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb and taken to UMMC this morning with non life threatening injuries.

According to Detective Sergeant Robby Roberts, he is alert and talking.

This incident is under investigation and no charges or arrests have been made at this time.  

However, it has not been ruled an accident as of yet. We will continue to update as we learn more information.

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