Incident

8-12-2015 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1-0

Location

August 12, 2015

1100 block of E Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Geolocation: 40.0497, -75.1601

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Age: 8
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Injury
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child injured self

Notes

Family says boy found gun in a bag & shot himself in foot. Bag and gun could not be found. Police are still investigating.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 3
State Senate District: 4
State House District: 198