The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

May 4, 2013

Boy, 4, in critical after accidental shooting

— BRIGHTON, Ala. (AP) — Police in the Birmingham area say a 4-year-old boy is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head after an apparent accidental shooting. reports ( ) that Brighton police were called to a residence late Friday afternoon and found the wounded boy. He was taken to Children's of Alabama hospital.

Police say the boy and a 4-year-old girl were in a bedroom and one apparently got hold of a gun, though police weren't sure which.

WBMA-TV reports that adults were inside the home but in another room at the time of the incident.

Earlier this week, authorities say a 5-year-old boy in southern Kentucky accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a rifle he got as a gift.

Text Only
State and Nation


Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee