Otter Tail County, MN – Authorities in western Minnesota say a 3-year-old child was accidentally shot and wounded by another child. The Otter Tail County Sheriff Department received a 911 call about the shooting from a home in Deer Creek around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The caller reported a 5-year-old had caused the accidental gunshot wound.
The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The three-year-old is reportedly in stable condition.
The names, genders, and relationship of the children were not released. The shooting is under investigation.
Authorities said it will be some time before a decision is made about those potential charges.
Otter Tail County has a population of 58,085.