4 Year-old child accidentally shot by his father

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Hand gun went off

PHOENIX -- A 4 year-old child has been accidentally shot by his father.

According to police, the child was walking to the mailbox with his father when the father's .22 caliber handgun fell out of his pocket.

When the gun landed on the ground it fired one round, striking the child in the arm.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The father was interviewed by officers.

Police are continuing their investigation, and it has not been determined if any charges will be requested.