BPD: Child in stable condition after accessing firearm and shooting self

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 12:05:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department said a child is in the hospital in serious but stable condition after he accessed a gun and shot himself.

BPD responded to the 5000 block of Marsha Street Wednesday evening for reports of a shooting. When they arrived they found the 3-year-old suffering from major injuries and took him to the hospital.

Police said the child's parents remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Detectives said the shooting took place inside an apartment. They did not say how the child gained access to the firearm.

This is a developing story. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.