Detectives are continuing to investigate after a five-year-old boy was accidently shot in Cottonvale on Tuesday afternoon.
Their initial inquiries indicate that around 4.30pm two boys were in a shed when one of the boys accessed an unsecured firearm. The firearm discharged and the younger boy sustained a serious injury to the face.
The boy underwent surgery yesterday and remains in a stable condition in the Lady Cilento Hospital.
The weapon involved is registered to a Queensland firearms licence holder.
Inquiries are continuing as to how the weapon came to be unsecured and circumstances surrounding the incident.
Police urge licence holders to be mindful of their obligations under the Weapons Act to store weapons safely, ideally in a locked gun safe.