Grandmother charged in accidental shooting of 4-year-old boy

CREATED Apr 1, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 1, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy has been charged in his accidental shooting, according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday.

48-year-old Renee Smith was charged with one count of leaving/storing a loaded firearm near a child. 

According to the complaint, Smith was holding on to the gun for someone else. She kept the gun in a shoebox underneath a bed.

One of the children in the house later found the gun, according to the complaint. While they were playing with it, the gun accidentally went off and Keyontist Moffett sustained a bullet wound to the forehead.

If she is convicted, Smith could serve nine months in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.