An Upcountry Maui pre-teen is expected to fully recover, but somebody’s got some explaining to do after the boy gained access to a .22 caliber rifle and shot himself in the leg Sunday.
Yesterday morning at 10:25 a.m., Maui Police were called to a scene in Kula after a 12 year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the lower left leg. The boy was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released.
An investigation has begun regarding the circumstances that led to the incident. Police will be looking at supervision issues, parental control of weapons and ammunition and the outright possibility that the incident was merely an accident involving routine activities at the remote Kula location.