Police: Boy, 4, accidentally shot himself

File photo of police emergency lights.
File photo.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say they believe a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself after finding a handgun in his home.

A police spokesman said Thursday the boy is still being treated at a hospital.

WISN-TV reports a 35-year-old man who lives at the Milwaukee home was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Milwaukee’s north side.

Authorities say many of the witnesses to the shooting are children.

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