Police Investigating After 4-Year-Old Shoots Herself in Leg
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines four-year-old has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound after police say she shot herself in the leg.
The shooting happed around 7:00 p.m. at a home on Dean Avenue. Police were called when the child was brought to Mercy Hospital.
We’re told the child’s injuries are not life-threatening and police say the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Police have not released the name of the child.
Officers are still trying to determine how the child got a gun and are interviewing the parents.