Bob Hamilton

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An accidental shooting in North County has sent a 3-year-old boy to the hospital.

Police say it happened during the noon hour Sunday when the 3-year-old was shot in the arm by his 4-year-old brother.

The injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers say they’ve recovered the gun and are questioning the boys’ 27-year-old father to find out how the 4-year-old got the gun. Formal charges have not been filed.

The shooting took place in the 9700 block of Lorna Lane in unincorporated north St. Louis County.

UPDATE [9:09 a.m.]: The 3-year-old was taken to a hospital with what was described as a graze wound and is expected to recover.

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