An Idaho Falls man was injured after he was shot by 3-year-old on Saturday.
Witnesses at the Rigby home where the shooting took place said they were moving furniture. When a bed was broken down, a gun was found between the mattresses.
According to the Rigby Police Department, the gun was placed on the floor and later picked up by the 3-year-old, who accidentally discharged the weapon into the floor.
The bullet ricocheted off a window seal and struck Travis Sorensen, 25, in his left foot. Sorensen was lying on a couch in the basement when the shooting took place.
Sorensen was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls and has been treated for the injury. No charges have been filed and local police officials said the case is considered closed.
According to a press release by the Rigby Police Department, unintentional firearm injuries caused the deaths of 606 people in 2010. More than 1,300 victims of unintentional shootings from 2005 to 2010 were younger than 25. A federal government study of unintentional shootings found that 8 percent of such shooting deaths resulted from shots fired by children under the age of 6.
The U.S. General Accounting Office estimated that 31 percent of unintentional deaths caused by firearms might be prevented by the addition of two devices: a child-proof safety lock (8 percent) and a loading indicator (23 percent).