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Boy, 4, Shoots Himself in the Hand

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    Boy, 4, Shoots Himself in the Hand

    A four-year-old boy shot himself in the hand Sunday night in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.

    The shooting happened inside a home in the 1300 block of E. Rittenhouse Street around 5:40 p.m.

    The child was in good condition at St. Christopher's Hospital and detectives were interviewing people to find out how the child got the gun.

    At least eight children have been wounded or killed this year in accidental or unintentional shootings in Philadelphia.

    July 28: 10-year-old girl walking with her grandmother was hit in the arm by a stray bullet when a gunfight broke out between two men.

    July 7: 16-year-old girl shot in the leg by a stray bullet when one man startted shooting at another outside a corner store.

    July 6: 14-year-old girl was shot in the chest and hand inside a Philadelphia home while friends were playing with a gun.

    June 29: 13-year-old shot in face and killed while a group of teenagers were playing with a gun.

    June 23: 4-year-old Sani Holmes picked up an illegally-owned gun and accidentally shot herself. Sani's mother and boyfriend are both charged in the child's death.

    April 7: 9-year-old boy found a gun in the front bedroom of his home and accidentally shot himself in the hand.

    March 24: 16-year-old girl was shot and wounded in front of her home. She was not the intended target.