Mesa Man Shot In The Back By His 3-Year-Old Child

A Mesa father is recovering after being shot in the back by his three-year-old child.

Late Tuesday morning, Mesa police were called to a residence near University Drive and Gilbert Road for reports of a shooting.

Authorities report that the victim’s three-year-old got a hold of a gun, fired, and accidentally struck the father in the back.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. The father’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The shooting remains under investigation. No further details were released.