Child critically hurt by gun firing while father handled


FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl was critically hurt when a gun fired while her father was handling it, Federal Way police said.
Cmdr. Kurt Schwan told The Seattle Times that around 11:30 a.m, Federal Way police responded to St. Francis Hospital, where the girl was taken in a private vehicle.
Police learned the girl was shot inside an apartment and that the bullet traveled through three walls and struck the child, Schwan said.
The girl’s father, who was with her at the hospital, has since been arrested, Schwan said in an email. Jail records show the man was booked on investigation of domestic-violence assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to make his first court .
The girl is now at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, where as of Monday afternoon, she was listed in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, said a hospital spokesperson.


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