4-Year-old child discharges gun

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By Warren Trent By Warren Trent

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A 4-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Saturday morning after discharging a gun inside his Surprise home. 

The boy is the son of a Phoenix police officer. The weapon was not a service revolver.

Authorities say the parents were home but not inside the room where it happened.

Police say the gun somehow went off and the boy was hurt by the action of the firearm itself, not the actual bullet.

The child was alert and talking when he was transported to the hospital. He was released to his parents later the same day.

Family members told police the pistol was secured in a holster on a nightstand in the master bedroom.

Surprise police Sgt. Bert Anzini said Monday that the investigation is complete and no charges will be filed.