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St. Paul boy hurt in St. Louis County gun accident

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A 10-year-old boy was injured south of Cotton on Tuesday when the weapon he was firing malfunctioned.

According to a news release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the boy, from St. Paul, was visiting his family's cabin in Northland Township when the accident happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday. The boy and his father, Paul Schmidt, had been firing "an old homemade type of firearm" they had used in the past, the news release said.

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