Teen Shot 4-Year-Old With Broken Rifle: Cops

A 4-year-old was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the groin, police said

A 4-year-old boy was shot in the groin by his half-brother, who was handling a loaded rifle, Miami Police said Wednesday.

The child was rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition, authorities said.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. at 1121 NW 3rd St.

According to the child's grandfather, Pedro Del Sol, said the unidentified 17-year-old boy picked up a rifle that the grandfather had placed in a closet. The grandfather said he owned the .22 caliber rifle for many years, but thought it was broken.

It's unclear why the teen picked up the gun, but the teen and his little brother began horse playing when it accidentally went off, striking the little boy, police said.

The crying little boy walked out to the front room where his mother and grandfather were, police said. Paramedics had to cut the boy's bloody Incredible Hulk boxers off to get to the wound. 

Police have not charged anyone with a crime, but they are investigating. It is currently being ruled an accidental shooting.

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