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3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself With Mother's Gun

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - A 3-year-old boy is recovering at Cook Children's Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the arm with his mother's gun.

The gun was left unsecured, possibly left under a pillow in a home where a total of seven children live.

Investigators said the toddler's mother bought the gun after a break-in and to protect herself from a domestic violence suspect who may know where she lives.

Crime scene investigators said it's fortunate more children weren't hurt.

Police haven't said whether or not the boy's mother will face charges.

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