Boy hospitalized after shooting self in face

SHARON HILL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in the face with a gun he found while sitting in a car in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Police in Delaware County say the shooting was reported in Darby Township at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said the boy and his sister had been dropped off by their mother at an auto repair business and were waiting for their father in the vehicle.

Chief Leonard McDevitt credited the first two responding officers with having saved the boy’s life.

He told the Delaware County Daily Times that one drove to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital while the other performed CPR in the back seat.

Police said the boy was listed in guarded by stable condition early Sunday.



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