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.