Boy, 4, Shoots 6-Year-Old Neighbor in Head, Police Say

The 6-year-old boy is recovering from the gunshot wound at a New Jersey hospital.
1:33 | 04/09/13

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Unbelievable story out of New Jersey. A six year old boys currently being treated for gunshot when he got to his head now police say that he was shot by his four year old neighbor this happen in Toms River last night. For we -- Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson live with the story and then how could this happen. The parents of that six Gerald -- have to be -- their blessings. This morning simply because their child is expected to survive. The shooter and this case appears to be -- four year old neighborhood let's say a little bit more about the story and must have been a startling -- Even for the police officers who were the first to arrive on the scene around 7 PM last night the victim. Just a child. But even more shocking is the kid with a rifle was just four years old. It's still unclear even at this hour if the younger child actually pulled the trigger or if the gun accidentally discharged. The incident took place in the four year -- backyard. His parents -- other one who called 911 it appears the younger child got the gun from inside his own a home and brought it outside. The victim was -- medevac that the Jersey Shore. Medical center which is in Neptune New Jersey about seventy miles away from the scene -- Johnny and Toms River police are here on the scene. And they are the ones that are investigating the gun is a 22 caliber. Rifle the six year old victim is listed this morning. And stable condition that is the latest from Toms River Anthony Johnson channel seven Eyewitness News.

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