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3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in East Baltimore Wednesday morning, police say

Baltimore police are investigating the accidental, self-inflicted shooting of a 3-year-old boy, a spokesman said Wednesday.

At 9:23 a.m., police received a call for a report of a shooting in the 1600 block of E. Monument St. in East Baltimore. Officers learned that the victim was a boy who was shot in the hand, according to police spokesperson detective Jeremy Silbert.

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Investigators believe the boy was inside of a home when he accidentally shot himself, according to police. The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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