Fountain 3-year-old accidentally shoots himself in foot

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FOUNTAIN, COLO. — Fountain Police have confirmed a 3-year-old accidentally shot himself Wednesday.

According to KXRM, police said the 3-year-old found a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun shortly before 8 a.m. in the master bedroom of a home in the 200 block of Turf Trail Place, and accidentally shot his own foot. 

The child’s mother reported being home at the time, but said see didn’t see the accident happen. The child’s father was at work on Fort Carson.

The toddler’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to police, and he was in surgery for most of the day. As of Thursday morning, he was in stable condition.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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