According to KAJ18, a Five year old child was shot Thursday evening around 6:15pm. The child has suffered life threatening injuries to the lower half of his body. Authorities believe the incident happened while the child and a companion were target practicing.

According to Police Sergeant Matt Brewer,

It appears that he had received his injury and laid there for an unknown amount of time, probably at least 15, 20 minutes. And being a low caliber rifle, they don’t make a lot of noise. So no one heard any of the gunshots.

A investigation is underway.


UPDATE (07/06/2012 11:10am):

The boy is reported to be in stable condition at this time.