10-year-old shot in the head with high powered pellet gun

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The Coalinga Fire Department said they responded to a home in Coalinga for a 10-year-old suffering from a head wound Saturday evening. 

Coalinga Police Department said they were contacted by Valley Children’s Hospital that a child had a possible self-inflicted BB-gun shot to his head. Police say it was determined that the projectile was lodged deep inside the juvenile’s brain. 

Officers from the Coalinga Police Department arrived at Valley Children’s Hospital and say the 10-year-old was in the Intensive Care Unit, in stable condition. Police said the child’s father was at the hospital and was not cooperating with officers.

Police said they served a search at a house in Coalinga and a high-powered pellet gun was located. Occupants of the house were interviewed, and police say a 11-year-old juvenile admitted to accidentally shooting the 10-year-old cousin in the head while they were playing with the pellet gun in the garage.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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