Boy shoots babysitter

A four-year-old boy shot his babysitter on Wednesday because he was angry with the carer for stepping on...

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Nathan Beavers thought the youngster was joking when he said he was going to get a weapon but the child from <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><state w:st="on">Ohio came back with a shotgun and fired into the babysitter’s arm and side.

The 18-year-old was looking after the boy in a mobile home in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Jackson county.

He was rushed to hospital along with another teenager who was also hit by the gunfire.

Neither died from their injuries because the ammunition was bird pellets rather than live bullets.

The boy’s father was said to be shocked that his son knew how to load the weapon.

Jackson County Sheriff John Shashteen said authorities were investigating the attack but the child was not charged.