Green Valley toddler accidentally shoots father in buttocks

Rikki Mitchell

Green Valley toddler accidentally shoots father in buttocks

CREATED Aug. 12, 2013

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A 36-year-old man was sent to the hospital Monday after his 3-year-old son accidentally shot him in the buttocks.

Green Valley Fire Battalion Chief Tom Louis tells KGUN9 the father was target shooting in a desert area southeast of I-19 and the Canoa Road Exit.

The 3-year-old shot his father in the buttocks with a .22 rifle.

The father was able to drive himself to the Canoa Road exit where he called 911. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The 3-year-old was not injured and there were no other reported injuries.

Louis says this incident shows the importance of taking extra caution when children are around guns.

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