Meridian police investigating shooting: Child in critical condition

MERIDIAN,Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian police are investigating a shooting that left a child in critical condition.

According to Lieutenant Rita Jack, officers arrived at the 2100 block of 9th Avenue around six Tuesday evening. They discovered a nine-year who was shot by an eight-year-old.

There is no information on how the eight-old-year got the gun but Newscenter 11 has learned that the children were unattended at the time of the shooting.

According to police, the nine-year-old was transported to a Jackson hospital. If anyone has any information on this shooting, please contact the Meridian Police Department.