3-year-old critically injured in accidental shooting in Sunnyside

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition following an accidental shooting last night in Sunnyside.

Police say the child was riding inside a vehicle in the area of Yakima Valley Highway and East Edison Avenue when a gun apparently went off inside the vehicle accidentally.

The young boy was struck in the head and taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital around 9:30 PM.

The child has since been airlifted to a Seattle hospital.

The car and gun have been impounded as part of the investigation.