A Richmond man faces a neglect charge following the accidental shooting of his 5-year-old son by another boy.
Police tell media outlets that the boys were playing inside a home in Chesterfield County on Sunday when they found 28-year-old William C. Griffin’s handgun. The victim was shot by the other boy, who also is 5 years old, as they handled the weapon. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.
Police say the Hi-Point .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol wasn’t secured.
Griffin was charged with felony abuse and neglect of children.