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2-year-old boy accidentally shoots himself in leg with dad's gun at Phoenix home

Posted: 8:13 PM, Aug 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-01 01:28:42-04

A child is hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Officers were called to a home near 39th and Peoria avenues Wednesday night after receiving reports of a gunshot, Phoenix Police said.

According to officials, the two-year-old boy was playing with his father's handgun when it went off. He was taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

An investigation is ongoing.