There are two kinds of uncles in the world: The really cool ones, and the scary ones. This man was the latter.
A Long Island toddler was wounded in the stomach when her uncle fired a BB gun at her, police said.
Investigators say the man was shooting a BB gun out of a window of a Freeport home while baby-sitting his sister's 3-year-old daughter.
They say he then pointed the gun at the child and fired, striking her in the abdomen.
Police say the girl's mother took her to a hospital after she noticed the wound on Thursday.
Nassau County police say the 18-year-old man was scheduled to appear in court Friday on charges including assault, weapon possession and endangering the welfare of a child.
The girl has been treated and released.