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Milwaukee police say 4-year-old shot 8-year-old

Milwaukee police are looking for a man they believe brought a gun into a home and showed it to children before a 4-year-old accidentally shot an 8-year-old.

Police say the man suspected of bringing the gun into the house is a felon prohibited from possessing a firearm and the boyfriend of the mother of the child who was injured.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon. Police say the boyfriend left the gun in a place where the 4-year-old boy picked it up and accidentally shot an 8-year-old boy. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

An 8-year-old girl who was also present was not hurt.

Police allege the man grabbed the gun and fled.

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