LONDON - JANUARY 6: A man holds an Airsoft plastic BB gun in front of a shop display of the hobbyist replica firearms January 6, 2003 in London. British Home Secretary David Blunkett has confirmed plans to tighten firearms laws, which will see a mandatory jail sentence of five years for gun possession. The announcement was made after two teenage girls were killed at a New Year's party in Birmingham but the Government insists it had been planned for some time. Replica and Airsoft guns will not be affected by the new laws. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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.