Father accidentally shoots son at gun expo

A man accidentally shot his seven-year-old son at a gun exhibition in Midrand.

A man accidentally shot his seven-year-old son at a gun exhibition in Midrand. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating after a man accidentally shot his seven-year-old son at a gun exhibition in Midrand.

It's understood the firearm went off accidentally while the pair were in the bathroom yesterday, hitting the boy in the chest.

He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

The police's Matomi Tlamela said, "The child was critically injured and admitted in the ICU. No one has been arrested as the police are currently investigating a case of negligent use of a firearm."