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Bloomington father and son shot in misfire while play-wrestling

A 4-year-old boy and his father were shot in the head Sunday on the 1200 block of East Zinnia Drive after a gun went off while the two were play-wrestling, according to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the father, 36, was carrying a concealed handgun on his back. The father and son were not identified in the release. During the wrestling, the gun fell, resulting in one shot being discharged. Police are still investigating how the gun was shot. 

The father and son were transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, police said. The father was then transported to IU Health Methodist and is expected to recover. The son was transported to Riley Children’s Hospital, where he remains in critical care.

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