3-year-old Missouri boy accidentally shot by 4-year-old brother

04/21/2014 9:43 AM

04/21/2014 9:45 AM

A 3-year-old St. Louis County boy is expected to recover after being accidentally shot by his 4-year-old brother.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the family's home in north St. Louis County. Police say the boys' 27-year-old father was taken into custody. Formal charges have not been filed.

The 3-year-old was taken to a hospital with what was described as a graze wound.

Police have not said how the 4-year-old got his hands on the gun. Police confiscated the weapon.

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