5-year-old shoots himself in the hand

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FORT WORTH – A 5-year-old boy is recovering after he accidentally shot himself.

Fort Worth Police say the 22-caliber pistol rested on the child’s parent’s nightstand.

Officers say the child found the loaded gun in his home, thought it was a toy, and accidentally shot himself in the hand.

He was taken to Cook Children’s Hospital and luckily faces a minor injury.

Police are still investigating the case.

No arrests have been made yet, but the child’s parents may face charges.

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