5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself With Handgun

A five-year old accidentially shot himself in the hip with a handgun kept in a bedroom on Saturday in Manchester, N.H., according to the New Hampshire Union Leader

The boy used the gun of Sonday Bishop, who lives with the child and his mother in an apartment, according to police. Bishop did not keep his .22 caliber handgun in a lockbox, and the boy knew where the gun was kept, police said.

“He pretty much sees where I’m putting it,” Bishop told the Union Leader.

The boy is recovering in the hospital and doing well. Manchester police could not yet say whether Bishop would face charges, according to the Union Leader.