9-year-old boy hurt in accidental shooting in South Austin

A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself in the South Austin neighborhood.

The boy suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right leg about 4:20 p.m. in the 5900 block of West Rice, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Loyola Medical Center.

The weapon is legally owned by a member of the boy's household, according to police.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)

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