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Child grazed by bullet in Charles County

11:51 AM, Oct 4, 2013   |    comments
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LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thursday night, a child was grazed by a bullet after getting into a car in La Plata.

According to police, the boy's grandmother was watching him play outside when the child got into a car parked in the driveway of a home on Hopewell Place. The grandmother told police she then heard a gunshot. The child then got out of the car, running to her. The grandmother noticed he had an injury to his head and emergency crews were called, say police.

The boy was flown to a hospital and his injury was deemed non life-threatening, say police.

Detectives recovered the gun, a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun registered to a family member, inside the car. Police say they do not know why the gun was in the car.

They continue to investigate. At this time, there are no charges. 

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