A 5-year-old boy in Manchester, N.H., accidentally shot himself in the hip early Saturday morning while playing with a handgun belonging to his mother’s boyfriend, police said. The child’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Police received reports of a possible gunshot at 420 Spruce St. around 2:30 a.m. The boy, who was with his mother and her boyfriend when police arrived, was taken to Elliot Hospital. He was being held overnight for observation.
The .22-caliber handgun appears to be legally owned by the mother’s boyfriend, Sonday Bishop, 28, Detective Richard Nanan said.
Officers seized the handgun and are investigating, police said.
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