Man arrested in connection with shooting of Poynette child faces charges

POYNETTE, Wis. — A man who Poynette police arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that left a seven-year-old injured faces multiple charges.

Police said that the man faces charges of leaving or storing a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is expected to face further charges in connection with the shooting.

RELATED: 7-year-old shot in the leg in Poynette, arrest made

The man, who has not been formally charged in court, was arrested Saturday after a seven-year-old was shot in the leg at a home in Poynette. Police said the child suffered a non-life threatening injury.

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