Father Shoots Son in Cheek While Teaching Him About Gun Safety

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"You can aim over there, over there, and over there, son. Just not where there's somebody's face."
There are some lessons that no parent wants their child to learn hard way, such as "How to Not Get Shot in the Face."

That's why a father in St. Joseph took a moment with his eleven-year-old son to teach him about gun safety on Friday evening.

But then he accidentally shot him in the face.

They were in a bedroom, cleaning guns and planning a hunting trip, according to the News-Press, when the gun went off.

The boy was only a few feet away. The bullet ostensibly traveled through his hand and lodged into his jaw.

The boy was reportedly able to walk into the ambulance but was airlifted to a Kansas City hospital.

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