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


Salon Staff
April 8, 2012 7:18AM (UTC)

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.

Advertisement:

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.

___

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


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff



Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •