Child injured during accidental gun discharge

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TEMPLE HILLS, MD – Police are investigating after a child was shot while holding a gun inside a Temple Hills apartment. Detectives are trying to determine how the child obtained the gun.

According to the the Prince George’s County Police Department, investigators are looking into how a child accessed a gun inside an apartment in Temple Hills today.

“While playing with the gun, it accidentally fired, causing a slight graze wound. No one else was injured,” the department said.

The child was transported from the scene to a hospital for treatment at approximately 2:00 pm. PGPD officers responded to the 2500 block of Southern Avenue for the incident.

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The investigation is continuing to determine how the child obtained the weapon and whose it is.

If anyone has information relevant to this case, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-749-5064.