By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 5-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after police said he grabbed a gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg in Lawndale late Tuesday afternoon.

Police said around 5:20 p.m., the boy was inside a residence in the 1800 block of South Homan Avenue when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh.

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He was rushed to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.

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Police late Tuesday were seen carrying an evidence box for a long gun out of the home. It was not clear if the weapon was registered.

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Area Four detectives were investigating late Tuesday. No one had been arrested in the case.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff