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Milwaukee Police: 4-year-old boy shoots 2-year-old brother in foot; Father arrested

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 13:48:58-04

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee police are investigating after a 4-year-old boy shot his 2-year-old brother in the foot over the weekend. 

It happened Sunday around 9:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of N. 18th Street.

According to police, the child’s 4-year-old brother found a handgun and shot the 2-year-old in the foot. 

The 2-year-old was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police say their father was arrested for leaving a firearm in reach of a child. 

Charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office in the upcoming days.

No other information has been released at this time.

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