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Child taken to hospital after accidental shooting at Phoenix QuikTrip, police say

Posted: 5:30 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-29 04:28:59Z
PD: Child hurt in accidental shooting at PHX QT
PD: Child hurt in accidental shooting at PHX QT

A child has been taken to the hospital after a shooting at a Phoenix gas station, according to police.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Friday at a QuikTrip near 38th Avenue and Greenway.

A spokesperson for Phoenix police said the shooting appears to be accidental.

The child, 10, was reportedly standing outside a vehicle when a shotgun went off from inside. Three other children--ages 2, 8, and 14--were inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting, police say.

The 10-year-old suffered a non-life threatening injury and was in stable condition at the hospital, according to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune.

“There is information that the gun was moved at some point inside that vehicle which caused the gun to go off,” Sgt. Fortune said. 

An investigation is ongoing, and police said as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, no arrests had been made.

“This is a reminder of how important it is to make sure there’s gun safety in place. When you’re transporting handguns or weapons in a vehicle, they have to be in a place where they’re safe away from other children,” Sgt. Fortune said.