A 12-year-old buy is recovering after accidentally firing a gun and injuring himself.
Police were called to Community East Hospital just before 10:30 Friday night after family members took the boy to the emergency room.
The mother of the boy told police she arrived at her father’s home to pick up the child when she saw he was bleeding.
The grandfather of the boy told police that he was running an errand and left the boy and five other children in his car unattended. When he got back to the car, he found out that his grandson had accidentally shot himself. The boy told police he found the gun in the car and thinking it was BB gun, started playing with it. He then accidentally discharged the gun and shot himself. None of the other children were hurt.
The boy’s condition is unknown at this time.