Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home in the 2700 block of Heaton Drive just before 7:00PM in reference to a person shot. When deputies arrived they found a
6-year-old male , with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

It was reported that the 6-year-old male victim and his 5-year-old brother were playing with a handgun that they found in their home. While playing with the gun the 5-year-old accidentally shot his brother while handling the gun . He was transported to the Navicent Health Hospital to be treated for his injury. He is listed in stable condition and the injury is reported to be non-life threatening. No one else was injured during the incident.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators are still looking into the incident. No further information is available at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.