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Green Valley toddler accidentally shoots father in buttocks

Rikki Mitchell

Green Valley toddler accidentally shoots father in buttocks

By Rikki Mitchell. 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.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.