A 2-year-old girl in Oregon was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the face on Christmas morning by her uncle.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said officers received a 911 call just after 11:00 a.m. on Friday informing them that a child had been shot in the face with a handgun. The shooting occurred at a home near Molalla.
The uncle who shot her, 24-year-old Luke Andrew Bowman, reportedly was cleaning a .45 caliber handgun when it went off, striking the girl in the cheek.
A sheriff’s deputy told KGW the uncle had been given a gun cleaning kit for Christmas.
The girl was flown to a Portland area hospital to undergoing surgery. She is expected to survive.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said no criminal charges had been filed.