WPD: Man wanted after 4 year old shoots himself in the hand

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Andrew Cosey
Andrew Cosey

Wilmington police are searching for a man wanted on multiple gun charges after a 4-year-old boy reportedly shot himself in the hand.

According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, police are searching for 23-year-old Andrew Cosey, who is wanted on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and failing to secure a firearm to protect a minor.

The boy shot himself in the hand just before noon Monday at a home on East Plaza. The boy was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Lindsay said.

Anyone with information about Cosey or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.