4-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots Himself in South Suburban Dolton

A 4-year-old boy was injured in an accidental shooting Saturday in south suburban Dolton, according to village officials.

The shooting was reported before 4 p.m. in the area of East 151 Street and Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Drive. The child was shot in the leg and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life threatening injuries, said Sean Howard, a spokesman with the village of Dolton.

The boy's mother told police the child was playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself. The mother also said she didn't know where the gun came from.

According to police, the boy's mother and another adult were inside the home at the time. No arrests have been made.

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