A Long Island man who accidentally shot a 10-year-old child in the shoulder during a family entertainment in Staten Island had no thought the gun was loaded, his counsel pronounced Sunday.
Semion Mosheshvili, 42, was doing the gun in the upstairs bedroom of the residence on Deisius St. nearby Prall Ave. in Huguenot Saturday night when he incidentally squeezed off a round, his lawyer, Arthur Gershfeld, told the Daily News.
“He had no thought the gun was loaded and there is no doubt this was an accident,” Gershfeld said. “Everybody knows it was an accident. Even the police.”
The bullet tore by 3 walls and a roof before camp into the shoulder of the boy, who was personification in the kitchen downstairs, Gershfeld said. He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital where he was in fast condition Sunday.
Boy, 10, shot in shoulder during Staten Island party
Mosheshvili was with his wife and 5 children at their longtime friends’ home when the occurrence occurred. The lady who owns the home is the protected hilt of the gun, cops said.
“These aren’t forward human beings,” Gershfeld said. “These are eminent people. Accidents happen.”
Mosheshvili is charged with rapist possession of a weapon, forward endangerment and behaving in a demeanour damaging to a child, authorities said. He was free Sunday after making bail.
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