2012-04-12 / Local & State

Boy Shot By Gun From Under Mom’s Pillow

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 that the shooting appears to be accidental. The boy underwent emergency surgery.

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