Toddler accidentally shoots himself, taken to hospital

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(Source: KPHO/KTVK) (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Police said a 2-year-old boy was playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself in west Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Emergency crews were called out a house near 39th and Peoria avenues just after 7 p.m.

They found the boy with a gunshot wound in the upper part of his leg near the groin, firefighters said.

He was reportedly alert and conscious and taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital. Firefighters described him as looking pale.

Police said they are questioning the three adults who were home at the time of the accidental shooting.

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