Police: Father faces charges after 4-year-old accidentally shoots himself inside unattended car

The boy's family told police that he accidentally shot himself when he was left unattended.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A 4-year-old boy was rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after suffering a gunshot wound to the hand.

The incident happened Saturday just after 6 p.m. inside a car on the 4200 block of Fairmount Avenue.

Police sources tell Action News the boy's father went into a barbershop to get a haircut and left his son in the car with a gun.

He is being charged with gun charges, endangering the welfare of a child, and reckless endangerment.

No further details have been provided at this time.

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