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Official: 3-year-old shot in Oklahoma home; uncle arrested

May 14, 2020 GMT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy suffered a life-threatening wound after he was shot Tuesday at a Oklahoma residence, authorities said.

Sheriff Scott Walton said the child’s condition is unknown, but he will have his second surgery Wednesday.

Keven Her, the child’s uncle, called 911, according to a probable cause affidavit. He told dispatchers that a 3-year-old had been shot by a 9mm pistol.

“Keven advised that he removed the magazine and cocked the firearm for his nephew,” deputies state in the affidavit. “Keven stated his nephew pointed the firearm at him and pulled the trigger.”

Her, 22, told deputies he heard the gun click, and he took it from his nephew. They continued to play when Her allegedly pointed the gun at the child and pulled the trigger.

Authorities obtained a search warrant and drugs were found in the home.

Walton noted that the investigation is ongoing.

“It’s just so sad that a child could be hurt by stupidity, but that’s what got him hurt,” Walton said.

Her was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm, child neglect, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in Rogers County jail.