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3-year-old accidentally shoots parent in the back, Mesa police say

Sep 5, 2023, 3:01 PM | Updated: Sep 7, 2023, 3:11 pm

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PHOENIX — Police are investigating a shooting involving a toddler and a parent Monday in Mesa, according to the Mesa Police Department.

The shooting happened at a residence near University Drive and Gilbert Road.

Authorities said a three-year-old — got a hold of a gun, fired and struck their father in the back.

The shooting appeared to be accidental and the father’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to Mesa police.

The shooting remains under investigation.

No further details were released.

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3-year-old accidentally shoots parent in the back, Mesa police say