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Newport News child hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself

Posted September 29

— 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.

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