UPDATE: 3-year-old shoots himself in hand at NW Atlanta home, cops say

The shooting took place at a home in the 1600 block of Abner Terrace.
The shooting took place at a home in the 1600 block of Abner Terrace.

A 3-year-old boy who was handling a gun was shot in the hand Friday when it discharged at a northwest Atlanta home, police said.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Abner Terrace for a shooting call at about 1:40 p.m., according to a news release. The child was stable when taken to the hospital.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that the boy found a loaded gun in a bedroom and accidently shot himself in the hand.

His mother was home at the time and notified police. It’s not clear if she will face charges.

This is an ongoing investigation. Detectives remained on the scene Friday night collecting evidence.

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