3-year-old involved in accidental shooting in NW Atlanta, police say

ATLANTA — A 3-year-old is recovering at a local hospital after police said he accidentally shot himself in the hand.

Police say they were called out to the 1600 block of Abner Terrace shortly after 1:30 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene they found the child with the injury.


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“Preliminary investigation indicates the child was handling a firearm in an unsupervised room inside the home when the weapon discharged accidentally,” Atlanta police said in a news release.

Investigators said the child’s mother was home at the time and called police.

We have a crew at the scene speaking with investigators to learn more about this incident.

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