Sibling accidentally shoots 2-year-old in the head, police said

HERMISTON, Ore. - A 2-year-old is in critical condition after a 7-year-old sibling shot the child in the head by accident, Hermiston police said.

The incident happened on Friday just before 5 p.m. police said the child was transported to Good Shepard hospital and remains in critical condition. 

To protect the identity of those involved, police are not releasing any more details. 

“It goes without saying that this is an incredibly horrible incident for the involved family, the officers who responded, the medical professionals who treated the child and the community as a whole,” police said in a statement. 

They are urging the public to keep firearms locked up and stored in a safe manner to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

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