Pa. cops: Boy shot by gun from under mom’s pillow

Apr 8, 2012, 3:16 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has shot himself in the chest in Philadelphia with a gun he found under his mother’s pillow.

The shooting happened at around 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mayfair section of northeast Philadelphia. Police say the boy shot himself once in the left side of the chest with a handgun.

Officer Chris Bennett tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (
http://bit.ly/HK2oxZ) that the shooting appears to be accidental.

Police tell the newspaper that the boy is in critical condition and undergoing emergency surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,
http://www.philly.com

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Pa. cops: Boy shot by gun from under mom’s pillow