GREEN VALLEY, AZ - A 36-year-old man is recovering Monday night after his 3-year-old son accidentally shot him in the buttocks.
Battalion Chief Tom Louis said the accident happened Monday night in a desert area near Green Valley, Arizona around 6:30 p.m.
According to Louis, the man was target shooting with his son when the boy unintentionally shot him with a .22 caliber rifle.
After calling 911 for help, the man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Louis said the 3-year-old was not hurt and there were no other reported injuries.
"This incident illustrates the importance of using exceptional caution whenever children are allowed around guns," said Louis.
Green Valley is located south of Tucson.