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3-year-old boy critically wounded in what appears to have been a self-inflicted accident

Nashville, TENNESSEE – Police officials said this unfortunate incident occurred right after 12 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

It happened on Smith Springs Road.

Metro Police said the unidentified 3-year-old child was reportedly driven by his mother and her boyfriend to the hospital.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen, Metro Police said.

Investigators believe the boy removed the 9 mm pistol from his mother’s purse in her bedroom while she was asleep and pulled the trigger.

No charges have been filed.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.