3-year-old injured during 'accidental' shooting northwest Atlanta, police say

Police said a 3-year-old was shot at a home along Abner Terrace NW in Atlanta on June 11, 2021. (FOX 5)

A 3-year-old child is recovering after a shooting in northwest Atlanta Friday afternoon, police say. 

According to investigators, police went to the 1600 block of Abner Terrace shortly after 1:40 p.m. and found the child who had been shot in the hand.

Early on into the investigation, authorities believe the child "was handling a firearm in an unsupervised room inside the home when the weapon discharged accidentally."

The child's mother was at home at the time of the incident and alerted police.

The 3-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital and listed in stable condition.

An investigation continues.

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