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Logan infant in serious condition after accidental shooting

Logan police are investigating the circumstances of an accidental Labor Day shooting that sent a seriously wounded infant to the hospital.
Logan Police Chief Tyson Budge said a 5-year-old boy apparently got hold of a loaded hunting rifle about 8 p.m. Monday. The firearm discharged, the bullet striking the boy's 13-month-old brother in the foot.
Police said a 911 call reporting a shooting came from residents below the second floor unit of a multi-family apartment building near 500 East and 500 North. The callers told police that soon after the gunshot, two adults ran from the unit above them with a child in their arms.
Police found the child and his parents at Logan Regional Hospital, from where the infant was transported by ambulance to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. He remained in serious condition on Tuesday.

Citing the ongoing nature of their investigation, police did not immediately release any further details on the incident, including how the 5-year-old got the rifle, or whether it had been secured.
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