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A 4-year-old Dallas boy is recovering at Children s Hospital after he accidentally shot himself with his grandfather s gun at a home in the 8200 block of Campanella Drive.

Dallas police spokesman Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the boy wandered into the grandfather s room and found the gun underneath a pillow. Somehow, the gun went off, sending a bullet into the child s shoulder.

He was taken to Children s Hospital by Careflight at about 8 p.m. Mitchell says the injury does not appear to be life threatening.

The boy s mother was in a separate room tending to her infant child and the grandfather was in another area of the house, Mitchell wrote in an email.

The department s child abuse investigators will determine if charges should be filed. The family has not been identified.

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