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Child Accidentally Shoots Dad at Walmart Parking Lot

| by Michael Allen

A child accidentally shot his dad, Monty Wheeler, in a Walmart parking lot in Russellville, Ark.

The incident happened on Saturday when the child tried to enter Wheeler’s truck by climbing in the driver’s side door, noted CourierNews.com.

According to the Russellville Police Department, the child unintentionally grabbed a loaded shotgun, which fired and shot Wheeler in the back.

The Associated Press reports that the child's age has not been released.

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Wheeler was taken to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Pope County where he is in stable condition.

RawStory.com contacted the Russellville Police Department, which told the website: "Wheeler was unknown to them, and that they would not share his current condition with Raw Story because it isn’t 'his immediately [sic] family.'"

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Sources: The Huffington Post, RawStory.com, Associated Press, CourierNews.com, Twitter