4-Year-Old in Critical Condition Following Accidental Shooting in Bloomington

(BLOOMINGTON) – A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after he and his father sustained gunshot wounds.

According to police a 36-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were both shot in the head on Sunday after a gun discharged while they were “play wrestling.”

The incident happened in a home in the 1200 block of East Zinnia Drive in Bloomington.

Police say the father had a concealed handgun in the small of his back and was wrestling on a bed with his 4-year-old son when the gun fell and a shot was fired, striking both the father and his son in the head.

The father and son were taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

The father was life-lined to IU Health Methodist in Indianapolis and is expected to recover, according to police.

The four-year-old was life-lined to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis and remains in critical condition.

Police say this is an active investigation and are investigating how the gun discharged.

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