A one year old boy in Hempstead County is recovering after being shot in the neck by his three year old brother with a BB gun. The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department says the incident occurred last Thursday (Dec 21). The two boys were playing in the living room of their home, while the mother was getting ready for work. She reported that she heard a gun go off and her one year old scream. According to the mother, the BB nicked the one year old’s carotid artery on the left side of his neck, but did not damage it. He was treated at Howard Memorial Hospital and later at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.