Child injured in accidental shooting in Midwest City

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - On Friday morning, emergency crews were called to a home near Midwest Blvd. and Reno Ave. following a reported accidental shooting.

Officials with the Midwest City Police Department told News 4 that an 8-year-old twin got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot the other twin in the hand.

"The two twins were inside the home one of them came upon a handgun inside the house. one twin shot the other twin accidentally in the hand. It's not life-threatening at this time," said Chief Brandon Clabes with the Midwest City Police Department.

Police say while one twin is being treated for that gunshot wound, the other is being talked to by police.

"Our investigators are at the scene determining what the actual facts are in the case, speaking with the parents also with the other twin," said Clabes.

Chief Clabes wants to remind everyone that kids are curious, and it's always a good idea to make sure your guns are locked up.

"Obviously handguns can be very dangerous, especially in the home and when you feel very comfortable that you've got up where nobody can find, kids can be very curious and as a result situations like this happen. In this particular case, it's not life-threatening and so we've very, very lucky today," said Clabes.

The victim is expected to be OK.

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