A 5-year-old boy is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself inside a Philadelphia home.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A 5-year-old boy is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself inside a Philadelphia home.
“We found out the child was home with family members when he was handling a gun and that the gun discharged, and at this time, we believe accidentally shooting this 5-year-old in his left thigh,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Small said they’re being told the shooting occurred inside a home on the 3800 block of North Darien Street in Hunting Park.
The family drove the boy to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where doctors worked on him just before 1 a.m. Thursday, according to investigators.
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