Police: 6-year-old boy accidentally shoots himself

Posted at 8:24 PM, Sep 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 20:24:24-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 6-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself Thursday afternoon.

Officials said it happened around 6:15 p.m. in the 120 block of Greentree Boulevard in Battle Creek.

The Battle Creek Police Department said the boy entered an unlocked apartment, found a gun and accidentally shot himself in the hand. The child was conscious and alert and his injuries were considered non-life threatening.

The owner of the gun is not expected to be criminally charged.