3 Nov 2014

Man charged for shooting son in head

6:49 pm on 3 November 2014

A father who accidentally shot his young son in the head with an air rifle last month has been charged by police.

The main street of Temuka.

The main street of Temuka. Photo: PHOTO NZ

A police spokesperson said at the time of the 3 October incident that it happened when the man was removing a rifle from a closet of their Temuka home and it went off.

The 17-month-old boy was taken to Starship hospital in Auckland but had since been discharged and was recovering at home.

The accident happened in their home in Temuka, in South Canterbury.

A 26-year-old Temuka man has been charged with careless use of a firearm.