The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the projectile became lodged in his heart
Credit: McKeesport Police Dept

An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot with a BB gun by a Pennsylvania man on Sunday.

Albert Clark, 31, fired twice at the boy on a school playground in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, NBC10 reported.

The projectile hit the child in the chest and became lodged in his heart. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Clark told authorities that the victim had shot his 5-year-old son with a similar BB gun on Saturday.

When local media spoke to Clark’s fiancée, she said the victim had not only hurt her child but also robbed her home with friends the week before.

Clark has no criminal record and faces charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and evidence tampering. He is currently being held in county jail on $250,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 1.

The victim, who was not identified, was reported to be doing better as of Monday morning, according to WTAE.

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