Police: 3-year-old injured in accidental shooting inside Butler home



BUTLER, Pa. - Authorities are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was injured in an accidental shooting over the weekend inside a Butler home.

According to police, the incident was reported Saturday around 8:15 p.m. at a home on McKinley Avenue.

Investigators told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that the boy suffered powder burns on the face when he accidentally fired the gun.

Marcinkiewicz reported the gun was found in the armrest of a recliner.

Investigators told her the child’s grandfather is a retired police officer, a veteran with more than 30 years on the force.   He was not home when the shooting took place, Marcinkiewicz said.

The boy was treated at an area hospital and released, officials said.

At this time, no charges have been filed.