Uncle sought after child shoots aunt - FOX 13 News

Uncle sought after child shoots aunt

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Detectives say a 4-year-old accidentally shot and injured their aunt – and the uncle is the one to blame.  

It happened inside an SUV in the parking lot at 9017 East Adamo Drive.

The sheriff's office says the child's uncle, Randall Simmons, was showing the 4-year-old and 8-year-old his handgun.

He then put the gun in the glove compartment, left the kids unattended, and a short time later, the child grabbed the gun. The child accidentally shot 30-year-old Shantell Wilson in the back.

The sheriff's office released some video surveillance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTuk45RDJE

Wilson was treated at the hospital, but the sheriff's office says the family was not cooperative with them.

Eventually, detectives said they were able to determine that Simmons had left the kids unattended with the gun in the vehicle.

A warrant for his arrest has been issued.

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