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.

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

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.

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