SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- South Bend police say a 3-year-old boy who found an unlocked gun safe near where his mother was sleeping on a couch picked up the weapon and accidentally shot himself in the wrist.
A spokeswoman at Memorial Hospital says Eric Caprio was treated and released Sunday. South Bend police Lt. Cindy Kilgore says the boy's father works the midnight shift so the mother keeps a gun nearby. Kilgore says the mother was unaware her son was up and she was awakened when she heard the gunshot about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Kilgore says no charges were filed because police determined the shooting was accidental. But a copy of the police report was forwarded to Child Protective Services.