Child recovering after shooting in South Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 4-year-old boy is recovering at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital after a shooting in South Memphis late Thursday night.

Police say the child was shot at the Philsar Apartments on Jacklyn Avenue near South Lauderdale Street around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say someone called 911 reporting the shooting, but when officers and first responders arrived at the scene, the child wasn't there.

The child had already been taken to Le Bonheur by private vehicle. The child's injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

Investigators learned a man the family knew was trying to climb through a window in the home because they were locked out. A gun fell out of his pants and went off.

Call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH if you have any information that could help police with this case.

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