A 9-year-old boy was wounded in Novograd-Volynsky, Zhytomyr region. He was hospitalized with a perforating gunshot wound to his back. A serviceman was involved in the incident, as the local police reported.
Law enforcers said that information about the incident came from health workers on Monday afternoon, July 12. The wounded boy was severely injured, so he was immediately hospitalized in the intensive care unit.
According to preliminary data, the incident allegedly happened on the bank of a local river, however, during the establishment of the circumstances, this information was not confirmed. Law enforcement officers carried out a number of other investigative and search activities and; they found evidence that the child was injured in the house.
"A 9-mm bullet and other material evidence were removed from the scene. A resident of Kyiv, a soldier, an acquaintance of his father's who arrived the day before, was involved in inflicting a gunshot wound on the child," the message says.
The relevant information has been entered into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations with prequalification under the article on intentional grievous bodily injury (part 1 of article 121 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Clarification of all the circumstances continues.
As reported before, in 2019, patrol police officers outside duty hours in Kyiv region's shot a bullet in a place where the five-year-old Kyrylo Tlyavov was playing. The bullet struck the boy's head and, three days later, Kyrylo died from craniocerebral trauma, brain contusion, and fracture of the temporal bone.