Campbell County 3-year-old accidently shoots himself, with father's gun

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CAMPBELL COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Campbell County deputies are investigating, after reports that a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself.

Deputies say the boy was with his father when he found the gun.

The two were at a trash transfer station on Marysville Road, on Tuesday afternoon.

While his father was dumping trash, the boy got his hands on the gun and shot himself in the midsection. According to deputies the bullet missed his vital organs.

Deputies are still investigating what happened and say the child is recovering, but is ok.