PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a 4-year-old boy shot himself in the hand after his father allegedly left him in the car with a loaded gun while he got a haircut. It happened on the 4200 block of Fairmount Avenue in West Powelton around 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Police say the child was inside a car when he shot himself in the left hand.READ MORE: Alleged Shooter In Deadly Road Rage Shooting In Springfield In Custody, Sources Say
The child’s grandmother rushed him to Children’s Hospital, according to police.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Holiday Weekend Forecast Could Bring Severe Weather To Delaware Valley
Police say they recovered the gun and a spent shell casing.
The father of the child will face gun and child endangerment charges.MORE NEWS: Russian Trial Of American Basketball Star Brittney Griner Opens
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