2-year-old boy accidentally shoots self; Milwaukee man arrested

Police say a 2-year-old boy grabbed an unattended firearm and unintentionally shot him at a residence near 12th and Wright in Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 24. 

Officials say the child arrived at a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He is in stable condition – and expected to survive. 

A 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested in connection to the incident. 

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Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

Milwaukee police would like to remind the public to keep firearms locked with a gunlock and secured in an area out of the reach of children. If anyone needs a gunlock, you are urged to contact your local district to check the availability of free gunlocks.