Police: 10-year-old shoots self in hand at playground

November 4, 2012 3:58:30 PM PST
A boy playing with a gun in a West Philadelphia playground shot himself in the hand, police say.

The incident took place at 3:00 p.m. at 56th and Christian streets.

Police say a 10-year-old boy was playing with a gun when the gun discharged.

The bullet struck the boy in the hand.

He was transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was treated and released.

Initial reports indicated an 11-year-old boy was also involved. Those reports were unfounded.