5-year-old boy recovering after accidentally shooting himself

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A 5-year-old boy in Elkhart is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the arm.

Officers were called around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to the 400 block of East Simonton Street where they found the child with a gunshot wound the lower arm.

Medics also arrived and took the boy to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The Indiana Department of Child Services was also notified.

The gun was found inside the home and taken into evidence. At this time, this investigation is still underway.

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