[UPDATED AT 3:07 P.M.]
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has released details regarding the shooting of a child, Wednesday morning.
Deputies responded to a home on the 3600 block of Old McDuffie Road in Augusta at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, in reference to a 2-year-old being shot in the stomach.
Investigators say that the child found the handgun and caused it to go off, shooting them in the stomach.
The child was taken to Augusta University Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover.
22-year-old Alexander Etheredge has been arrested in connection to the case. He’s been charged with Reckless Conduct.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A young child has been shot on the 3600 block of Old McDuffie Road in Augusta.
The call came in at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday.
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