Police: 2-year-old shot in hand after grabbing gun in father’s safe in Tacony

A 2-year-old boy has been hospitalized after he was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

The incident happened shortly before 12 p.m. at a home on the 7100 block of Ditman Street.

According to police, the child accidentally shot himself in the left hand when his father opened a safe.

The child grabbed the weapon leading to the self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He is listed in stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

The weapon has since been recovered.

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