3-year-old accidentally shoots himself

3-year-old accidentally shoots himself (Image 1)

A three-year-old is recovering after accidentally shooting himself.

The call came in just before 10 p.m. Saturday night at a house on Peachers Ridge Road in Clarksville.

Clarksville police told Nashville's News 2 the boy's 22-year-old mother left her handgun unattended on the couch.

Police said the child grabbed the gun and shot himself in the abdomen.

The child was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  He was last listed in critical but stable condition.

Police said the mother has a handgun permit.

Charges are pending.


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