PIKEVILLE, Wayne County - An 11-year-old is recovering after being shot by his father while he was cleaning a rifle.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the 11-year-old, who was not named, was hit when a bullet discharged, hit a metal gun safe and struck the child. The metal fragments were removed during surgery at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The child's wounds were not considered serious.
The incident happened at 143 Canary Lane in Pikeville Wednesday. The case is still under investigation.