HPD: 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself Saturday morning.

It happened at an apartment in Mason Court around 9:30 a.m.  Police say the boy suffered a gunshot wound in his left hand during what police said appears to be a  self-inflicted shooting.

Huntsville police said officers made contact with the child and his mother at Huntsville Hospital.

Although the investigation is ongoing, police said the shooting appears to be accidental. Criminal charges are pending following the outcome of the investigation. No arrests have been made.

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