4-year-old child wounded, hospitalized after West Philadelphia shooting

Police in West Philadelphia are investigating a shooting that injured a four-year-old child.

Officials say police were called to the 4200 block of Fairmount Avenue on the report of a child shot inside a vehicle.

When police arrived, they discovered a four-year-old boy shot himself in the hand.

The child was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a private vehicle and placed in stable condition.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. A gun has been recovered and no arrests have been made.