The Griffin Police Department has arrested two men in connection to an incident where a child suffered a gunshot wound.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23 at about 5:55 p.m., Griffin Police officers responded to Spalding Wellstar Hospital in reference to a shooting victim, a GPD press release stated.
Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division responded as well and learned that a child had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and foot.
It was determined that the incident occurred at North Hill Street and Kentucky Avenue while the child was left unattended in a parked vehicle (with the gun inside), the GPD said. The caregivers to the child were outside the vehicle when the child accessed the weapon and discharged it striking themselves in the leg and foot.
Dequaveon L. Lewis, 21, of Stockbridge, and the father of the child Kevon Roydrell Roberts, 22, of Griffin, were arrested and charged with reckless conduct and cruelty to children given their actions or inactions related to the incident, the GPD said.
The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available, the GPD said.
The child was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is expected to recover.