4-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself With Gun Found In Parked Car

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says a 4-year-old accidentally shot himself with a gun in a car parked in a driveway in La Plata.

It happened about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say a woman was watching her grandson play outside when he went into a parked car.

Police say the woman heard a gunshot and the boy ran to her. She saw that he had a head injury and called 911.

Deputies say the boy was flown to a hospital, where he was treated for a graze wound and is expected to recover.

Police found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the car. Officers say it is registered to a relative of the child.

The incident remains under investigation.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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