Plymouth Toddler Grazed By Bullet in Accidental Shooting
A 22-year-old Plymouth man will face at least one charge after he accidentally discharged a gun and injured a toddler who lives in an adjacent condo.
Plymouth police said 11-month-old Noah Amori was grazed in the foot from a bullet that was discharged by a next-door neighbor on Sunday morning around 11 a.m. They said the gun owner was trying to put a lock on his gun when the trigger was accidentally pulled.
The bullet went right through the shared wall of the Forest Avenue condo building and hit the toddler's foot. The bullet also hit a mattress that Noah's older brother had slept on the night before.
Noah was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth and later taken to Boston Children's Hospital. The boy's father said that Noah, who had just started to walk on his own, is expected to be OK.
Police said the gun owner called them right away and has cooperated with the investigation. The man, who was licensed to carry, will face at least one misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. He could face more charges, according to police.
Police said that man's license to carry has been suspended. They also confiscated the gun.
"You just can't be cautious enough handling a firearm," said Plymouth police Chief Michael Botieri told reporters.