An investigation is underway after a 10-year old was shot by her 9-year old cousin over the weekend near Vicksburg.
The shooting occurred after the two children ended up with a gun and while the 10-year old was holding the gun; it discharged, resulting in the 9-year old being shot in the shoulder. The victim’s injuries were considered non-life threatening, and she was taken to Batson’s Children’s Hospital.
The two children were reportedly left in the care of a babysitter at the time of the incident.
On Monday morning, Warren County Police stated that the case is still unfolding and it is being transferred to Youth Court and Child Protective Services. The law enforcement agencies are working to discover how the children gained access to the gun.