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Toddler in critical condition after shooting himself in stomach

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(LITHONIA, Ga) A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach with his mother's gun.

According to Sgt. Vincent Gamble of DeKalb Police, the boy took the revolver out of his mother's purse while she was sleeping. The incident took place just after 2:20 a.m. Monday morning at the Knights Inn off of Panola Road.

The child was taken to Children's at Egleston Pediatric Hospital.

Police say the mother, a friend and the injured child's brother were all present when the shooting took place. All are believed to have been asleep.

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