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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 4-year-old was shot Sunday night in Memphis.

Police say the child's mother said he was shot by his brother.

The mother said someone had shot into her home early earlier and she had taken a gun from a lock box and fired shots into the ground.

She said she put the gun back, but forgot to lock the box.

Police were on the scene investigating the shots that had been fired at the home when they heard a shot from inside the house.

Police say the mother carried the injured boy outside.

A police officer was able to stop the child from bleeding by applying tourniquet.

It happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of Mirror Avenue.

The child is expected to be OK, police said.

The suspect drove away from the scene and has not been taken into custody.

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