Newport News child hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself
Posted September 29
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A two-year-old is recovering from a gunshot wound after accidentally shooting himself in the 200 block of Gallery Court in Newport News Thursday evening.
At approximately 7:42 p.m., police and fire personnel were called to a residence in reference to a two-year-old that had been shot. When police arrived at the scene, the child's father told authorities that he was downstairs when the child accessed a firearm upstairs, defeated the safety and accidentally shot himself.
The father took the child to a neighbor's house, where first aid was given until the arrival of medical personnel. The child was then taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation remains ongoing.