Boy Shot on Wilmington Island

The scene of the shooting.
The scene of the shooting.

Police believe a Wilmington Island boy who was shot yesterday was shot by accident. Eleven-year-old Joshua Bryant is still in critical condition at Memorial Health. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital after they found him unconscious at his home yesterday afternoon.

Police think his father was holding a handgun when it accidentally went off, hitting the boy. Neighbors were shocked when they heard the news.

"To come home...that's just awful," said neighbor Myra Welch. "I don't even want to think about that with my kids. It's just awful."

Police say they have no reason to believe the shooting was intentional. No charges have been filed against the father.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com