Police and EMS were called to reports of a child suffering from "a gunshot wound to the head" in the 400 block of Johnston Avenue, Pittsburgh just before 8:25 p.m., according to Pittsburgh Public Safety.
The boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition by medics, officials say.
This shooting is being called a "tragic accident," according to Public Information Officer Cara Cruz.
It is unknown how the child got access to the gun.
Major Crimes detectives are investigating.
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