Police: Boy hospitalized after accidently shooting himself

The Atlanta Police Department said a boy is stable after he accidentally shot himself in the leg on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said officer responded to a call of a person shot at a North Avenue residence at approximately 2:30 p.m. 

Police said officers found a juvenile boy alert, conscious and breathing after taking a bullet to the leg. Authorities transported him to a hospital for medical treatment.

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Investigators said the boy was handling a firearm inside the home when the weapon discharged and struck him in the leg. 

The child's mother called police after her son was injured. 

The investigation is ongoing, police said. 

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