MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A child was reportedly injured after shooting himself in Raleigh, Memphis Police say.
According to police, officers responded to a shooting on Teresa Cove off of Frayser-Raleigh Road at around 3:34 p.m. Friday.
Officers found a 4-year-old boy suffering from a “self-inflicted” gunshot wound. Memphis Police say he went to Le Bonheur in non-critical condition.
“From the looks of the bottom of his legs, I know he got shot in both his legs, so I guess the bullet went out one leg and came through the other,” said a neighbor.
Police say one man has been detained. Memphis Police say investigators have not determined how the child got the gun.
Data from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital shows at least 138 patients have been treated for gunshot wounds so far this year. That number is trending up from 108 patients treated in the same timeframe last year.