Police give details on shooting that injured Poynette girl
POYNETTE, Wis. — Poynette police gave further details Tuesday on a shooting that injured a child.
Officers were sent to a home in the 200 block of West Seward Street on Saturday after the shooting was reported. The child was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
During a press conference Tuesday, Police Chief Adam Rogge confirmed that the victim was a seven-year-old girl. Rogge said she was shot in the upper thigh by a boy under the age of 10. She was in stable condition and set to be released soon.
Andrew Long, who Rogge said lives at the home where the shooting occurred, was arrested in connection with the incident and faces charges of leaving or storing a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Online court records show that Long has not been formally charged, and officials said further charges are expected to be referred once an investigation is complete. Rogge said that he has been very cooperative throughout the process.
A SIG-Sauer handgun the police said was used in the shooting was recovered at the scene. Rogge said that both adults and children were present at the time of the shooting.
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