Young boy recovering from Monday shooting

STAFF REPORT :::

The investigation initiated Monday when a seven-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen continues.

Sgt. Chris Wilson, of the Griffin Police Department, on Tuesday reported the young child remains hospitalized but is expected to recover.

“According to reports given to the lead investigator, surgery went well and the child is expected to make a full recovery,” Wilson stated in an mass press email. “He is expected to be under hospital care for a week or so.”

Wilson said the shooting victim and an eight-year-old who was also present at the time of the incident were left in the care of an adult. It was reported on Monday that the two children were home alone in the Griffin Crossings apartment complex when the child was shot with a .45 caliber handgun.

“The children were left in the care of an adult. There is no charges in relation to the accidental shooting (sic),” Wilson said Tuesday. “There are other aspects of the case that are going to require further investigation.”

Wilson also said that “out of respect and privacy for the family,” the GPD will not identify the medical facility providing the victim’s treatment.

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