3-year-old boy accidentally shoots himself with gun inside Richmond apartment

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A child is expected to be okay after an “accidental, possibly self-inflicted” shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Richmond Police told 8News a 3-year-old boy found a gun and shot himself inside an apartment on the 5600 block of Petoskey Avenue. According to police, a parent was home at the time.

The child was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation is underway.

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