(KMOV)—Police are investigating after an 8-year-old boy was accidently shot in the chest.
The suspect told investigators he was cleaning his gun in their home on Arsenal in south St. Louis when the gun fired.
The suspect said that when he reassembled the gun he forgot to put the locking pin back into the gun.
Police officers put the child in a police car and rushed to the hospital.
According to doctors, the child is expected to survive.