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Man, Toddler Nephew Injured by Bullet in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers have arrested a 21-year-old Lincoln man after a handgun he had been holding discharged and fired a bullet into a house, hitting a man and his toddler nephew.

Troopers said an investigation revealed that Juan Shirey was standing outside with a gun Sunday afternoon when his mother saw him and went to retrieve the gun. Troopers said Shirey began to hand over the weapon when a round discharged and traveled through the exterior wall of a house

Troopers said the round struck an almost 2-year-old child in the leg and then hit his 24-year-old uncle's hand. Troopers said Shirey's mother and three other young children in the home were not injured.

The child and uncle were taken to Milford Memorial Hospital. The bullet was removed from the uncle’s hand and he was released. Police said the child was eventually flown to A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital where he was admitted in good condition. treated and released.

Shirey is charged with first-degree and second-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and six counts of first-degree reckless endangering. He was ordered held in Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $140,000 cash bond. 

Detectives recovered a .45-caliber handgun from the scene, according to police. 

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