Boy, 3, suffers from gunshot injury

Shrapnel from bullet grazed child's back

 UPDATED 4:26 PM HST Feb 23, 2013
HONOLULU -

A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after an accidental gun shot by his father

Police said the boy's father was cleaning his rifle in the living room when the gun went off.  The round struck the ceiling causing a metal shrapnel to hit the child's back.

It happened just after midnight Saturday at the Lakeshore Tower Condo on Ala Ilima Street in Honolulu.

The father has been arrested for first-degree reckless endangerment. The investigation is ongoing.

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