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UPDATE: Suspended sentence for man who accidentally shot boy

The 54-year-old Richmond man who accidentally shot a six-year-old boy in the chest with a rifle in the summer of 2011, has been handed a suspended sentence and a one-year term of probation.

Fang Chi pled guilty to criminal negligence causing bodily harm after facing four counts, including pointing a firearm and unlawfully discharging a firearm.

The young boy suffered the relatively minor gunshot wound during an early afternoon incident on Aug. 2, 2011 at 10760 Whistler Crt., near Steveston Highway and Gilbert. The last RCMP update released the week of the incident, indicated the boy was recovering in hospital, and in stable condition.

Chi was prosecuted by Crown counsel Jennifer Carmichael, and the case was heard by veteran Richmond provincial court Judge Ron Fratkin.

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