Police: Boy finds gun at bus stop, accidentally shoots self

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – An 11-year-old boy who police say accidentally shot himself with a gun he found at a school bus stop is recovering.

News outlets report Lt. Col. Caroline Mason with Memphis police says the boy was at the bus stop near his Memphis home Tuesday morning when the gun discharged and he was hit in the right hand.

Mason says police have few details, but the handgun was small and didn’t belong to anyone in the boy’s home.

Mason says the boy’s grandmother took him to Methodist South Hospital and he was later transferred to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

The shooting is one of five accidental shootings in August and September involving children in the Memphis area, including three fatalities.

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