A group of kids were in the basement of a local home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, handling a loaded shotgun when one of the kids unintentionally discharged the weapon.
The bird shot struck five kids, ranging in age from 11 to 17. All were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police say they are investigating the incident but are not getting a lot of cooperation from those who were present when the shooting occurred.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited a local high school to talk with students about gun violence. He stressed that adults who own guns must take responsibility for them. "If you have a gun you have to have it locked up so children don't have access to it," he said.