Girl, 5, Accidentally Shoots Self in Foot - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Girl, 5, Accidentally Shoots Self in Foot

Girl expected to be OK, according to police



    Police are investigating how the girl got her hands on her father's gun and managed to shoot herself in the foot. They plan on interviewing the girl when she is feeling better. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012)

    A 5-year-old Kensington girl shot herself while playing with a gun Tuesday night, according to Philadelphia Police.

    The girl was home with her two siblings and her father along the 1800 block of E Wishart Street when the gun went off -- hitting her in the big toe, police said.

    The girl’s father rushed her to St. Christopher’s Hospital with what police called minor injuries.

    It’s unclear how the girl got a hold of her father’s gun and if her siblings were also playing with it.

    The investigation would continue into Wednesday. Police did say the girl’s father owns the gun because he works in private security.


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