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Man in custody after girlfriend's son accidentally shoots self in North City

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child was shot in the buttocks around 9:45 p.m. in the 5900 block of Lillian, police say. Credit: KMOV child was shot in the buttocks around 9:45 p.m. in the 5900 block of Lillian, police say. Credit: KMOV
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A 5-year-old is recovering after an accidental shooting while he was in the care of his mother’s boyfriend in north St. Louis Tuesday night.

The boy was with his mother’s 20-year-old boyfriend when he found the unsecured firearm in the 5900 block of Lillian around 9:45 p.m.

The child sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was listed as stable at the hospital.

A gun was recovered from the home.

The 20-year-old was taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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