Apex, N.C. — A 4-year-old boy was shot in the lower leg Thursday afternoon at a home on Scott's Ridge Trail in Apex, police said.
According to officers, the boy and his brother were playing near a car that had a weapon stored in the glove compartment. After the boys gained access to the gun, it accidentally discharged, police said.
The boy was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.
The owner of the car was taken into custody, but it wasn't clear if the man would be charged. Police said the man was a family friend who had come to the home to pick up the boys.
No other information was immediately released.