Police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand when he was left in a vehicle with access to a loaded gun in northwest Georgia.
Cartersville police Lt. Michael Bettikofer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the boy was left inside the vehicle, along with four other children, on Sunday outside a house in Cartersville.
The Daily Tribune News reports that the wounded boy was taken to a medical facility and received treatment for what authorities describe as an injury that's not life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.
Police say the boy's mother was later arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting, and that their investigation of the gunfire is ongoing.
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Carterville is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta.