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5-year-old shoots, injures 3-year-old in Pueblo

Associated Press Updated: August 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm

PUEBLO — Pueblo Police say that a 5-year-old playing with a gun shot and injured a 3-year-old girl.

The girl was in critical condition but stable condition Monday after the shooting. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1o8xdqm ) that police believe two other children were playing with a handgun in the backyard of a home.

Police say a 9-year-old boy got the handgun from the house and that a 5-year-old got the gun and pointed it at the girl. The gender of the 5-year-old was not disclosed.

The mother of the victim was home at the time and has not been identified by police.

The child who shot the 3-year-old will not be charged with a crime. But the gun owner, 22-year-old Adrian Chavez, was arrested and faces child abuse charges.

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