- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police are investigating the accidental shooting of a toddler who found a gun in a drawer in his family’s home and was wounded when it discharged.

Firefighters said the boy was taken to a hospital after being shot in the upper leg Wednesday night, and fire Capt. Reda Bigler said the boy was conscious and breathing when firefighters arrived.

Police Sgt. Jonathan Howard says the wound wasn’t life-threatening and that the shooting was accidental.

The home is in west Phoenix near North 43rd and West Peoria avenues.

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