Toddler shoots uncle on busy street in downtown Philly

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Toddler shoots uncle on busy street in downtown Philly. Jim Gardner reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on September 22, 2017. (WPVI)

Police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his uncle while the pair sat in a car on a busy street in downtown Philadelphia.

Authorities say the 24-year-old man was shot around 11:30 a.m. Friday near 16th and Arch Streets in Center City after his nephew found a gun belonging to another family member under a seat of their SUV.

The wounded man was hospitalized in stable condition. Police did not immediately release his identity.
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Police on scene of shooting incident in Center City: See raw video from the Action Cam from September 22, 2017.

Officials say the gun belongs to one of the boy's other uncles, who is an off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer.

Police say they're not filing charges at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.
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