A boy was grazed by a bullet in a Phoenix shooting Saturday night.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- A boy was grazed by a bullet in a desert area north of Phoenix shooting Saturday night.

Initially reporting this incident around 7:20 p.m near Carefree Highway, the Peoria Police Department said a 9-year-old boy was with his parents in the desert shooting.

At some point a bullet projectile ricocheted off of an unknown object and then grazed the forehead of the child causing a very minor injury.

Near 8 p.m., Capt. Jake Van Hook reported that Phoenix firefighters took the boy with the "graze" injury from the scene for medical care as a precaution.

The boy was stable and talking to firefighters while on the scene.

While Phoenix fire reported that boy's age is 9, Peoria police say he is a young teen.

Peoria police also say this could've been an incident stemming from parents out shooting with children.

The situation is still under investigation.


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