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Four children placed in foster care after accidental shooting

Four children placed in foster care after accidental shooting
Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 14:24:56-05

Authorities say four children were removed from their home and placed in foster care after an accidental shooting left a 5-year-old wounded.

The Idaho State Journal reports Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough says Idaho Health and Welfare was called Wednesday to investigate the children's living conditions after a 3-year-old boy shot his 5-year-old sister with a 9mm pistol.

Gough says the shooting was an accident -- and the parents of the children face no charges in connection with the shooting.

But Gough says the home in which the children were living was a "filthy mess."

The four children, about 2 to 8 years old, are now in temporary foster care.

(by Associated Press)