Russellville police say child shot dad at Walmart

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Police in Russellville are investigating the accidental shooting of a father by his child.

Police said officers were called to a Walmart store parking lot on Main Street at 11 a.m. Saturday regarding a possible shooting.

Once there, police found a man with a gunshot wound to his back. Officers say the child - whose age wasn't disclosed - was getting into the father's pickup truck and tried to pull himself in by grabbing an unsecured shotgun. The firearm discharged and wounded the father in the back.

The Courier newspaper reports the father was taken to a hospital for treatment and was in stable condition.

The Associated Press is withholding the name of the father to protect the child's identity. The child was unhurt.

Information from: The Courier,

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