Eastern Idaho law enforcement are investigating an early morning shooting of a 7-year-old. Bingham County Sheriff's deputies say the child was shot in the left arm by a 9-year-old. The sheriff's office was contacted early today by Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls, which reported that the 7-year-old had been brought in to the hospital's emergency room.
KPVI-TV is reporting that officers determined that the 9-year-old was moving a blanket which was covering a .22 caliber firearm when it discharged. The parents had already transported the shooting victim to the hospital prior to the Sheriff's office being contacted.
While an investigation continues, the Bingham County Sheriff's Office says its treating the shooting as an accident.