3-year-old boy shoots himself in face with father's gun

3-year-old boy shoots himself in face with father's gun

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 25 at 7:11 AM

A 3-year-old Yakima-area boy accidentally shot himself in the face with his father's gun, according to police.

The boy has been hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center since it happened on Monday night. He remains in critical condition.

Sunnyside Police said they believe the boy found the gun while riding in his father's truck.

The boy, his father, and two siblings were in the vehicle together at the time, but no one else was injured.

Sunnyside Police said the father has a concealed weapons permit and is cooperating with investigators.

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