According to information provided by Lawrence CO. Emergency management, at approximately 4:45 PM Tuesday afternoon, emergency personnel responded to a call concerning two young children who had been shot on Ramey Br. in Lawrence Co. Officials said the boys were ages 4 and 11 years old. Both victims were transported by Ambulance to Cabell Huntington Hospital and were listed in stable condition at last report. Emergency crews requested aeromedical, but due to poor weather conditions ground transport was necessary. Investigators said all evidence points to this being an accidental shooting. The kids were not playing with the gun, but somehow they knocked a .22 caliber target pistol over and it accidentally went off and one bullet hit both boys. Officials said the gun was originally put away, but the boys’ mom allegedly took the gun out of storage for some reason on Tuesday and then did not return it. No charges have been filed against the mom, but the case could be presented to a grand jury. This incident is being investigated by the Lawrence Co Sheriff Office and the KSP. Assisting at the scene was the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department, Netcare Ambulance, Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office, Constable Daniel Castle, Kentucky State Police and the Louisa Fire Department. Additional information will be released, once it is made available.
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