LOGAN, Utah — Authorities say a baby boy was taken to the hospital with flesh wounds in his foot after his 3-year-old brother fired a hunting rifle he found inside the family’s Logan apartment.

Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge said Tuesday the 1-year-old didn’t suffer any structural damage to his foot in the Monday night incident. Budge says investigators aren’t sure if the bullet hit his foot or if he was struck by something that ricocheted after his brother pulled the trigger.

He says the baby boy was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City with non-life threatening injuries.

Budge said investigators are working to determine how the rifle was accessible and why it was loaded.

But, he says he doesn’t anticipate his agency pursuing charges against the parents.

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