A 10-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder in a Staten Island home, police said Sunday, and a family friend is in custody.
Semion Mosheshvili, 42, of Hewlett, was attending a family gathering on Deisius Street in Prince's Bay on Saturday evening when he handled the homeowner's licensed gun and it accidentally went off, the NYPD said.
The bullets went through the floor and struck the boy in his right shoulder, police said. The child is expected to survive.
Mosheshvili initially fled, but then turned himself into police after midnight.
He's charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.
It wasn't clear whether Mosheshvili had an attorney.