3-Year-old boy accidentally shoots self

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

AMADO, Ariz. (AP) -- The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself.

Sheriff's Deputy Tracy Suitt says in a news release that Green Valley District deputies responded to the shooting at a home in Amado around 12:40 p.m. Monday. The boy shot himself in the lower torso.

Suitt says the child was flown to a trauma center, where he underwent surgery. Suitt says the boy is in stable condition.

The Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit responded, due to a child being involved in a traumatic shooting. The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call 911.

Amado is about 40 miles south of Tucson.