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Child shot by father at birthday party still in serious condition

An 8-year old Nicholas County boy remained in serious condition at University of Kentucky Hospital on Sunday afternoon after being accidentally shot by his father Saturday.

Dalton Ward attended a birthday party Saturday during which relatives shot at clay targets. Ward was hit in his chest and arm when the shotgun his father was using malfunctioned, Nicholas County sheriff's deputy Ben Buckler Sr. said Saturday night.

No charges are expected to be filed, Buckler said.

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