Police: 4-year-old accidentally shot after mother left handgun within his reach

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police said a four-year-old boy was accidentally shot Sunday, April 2nd after, police say, his mother left a handgun within his reach.

It happened around 1:00 p.m. near 60th and Hampton.

Police said the boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile, his mother was arrested, and this case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office later this week.

This wasn't the first time something like this has happened in Milwaukee.

In September of 2016, police said a six-year-old boy accidentally shot his nine-year-old half-brother near 20th and Hadley. Investigators said the gun belonged to the six-year-old boy's father. The father pleaded not guilty to felony charges. The mother pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

A four-year-old seriously injured himself when he got hold of his grandmother's gun in 2014 near 45th and Locust. The grandmother was sentenced to nine months in the House of Correction.

In both cases, the children survived.

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