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4-year-old accidentally shoots himself

Friday - 10/4/2013, 4:30pm  ET

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.


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