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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Man arrested following accidental shooting involving a 4-year-old

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - A man has been arrested on charges related to a 4-year-old boy accidently shooting himself on Friday morning. 

Around 10:35 a.m., Norfolk police responded to the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter’s for the report of a 4-year-old suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the foot. When officers arrived, they determined that the incident had occurred in a residence in the 7900 block of Diggs Road. 

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the 4-year-old found an unsecured gun inside of the residence and accidently shot himself. 

As a result, Darius D. Wilson, 28, of Portsmouth, has been charged with the following: one count of abuse and neglect of children reckless disregard, and four counts of abuse and neglect of children.Arrest Photo - Darius Wilson

Wilson is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond. 

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