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2-year-old wounded boy shot self while handling loaded gun in motel room, Seattle police say

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SEATTLE - Police say a 2-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after being shot in a south Seattle motel room.

According to police, the child was then taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment and expected to survive.

The child was listed in critical condition, hospital officials said.

The boy's mother and her boyfriend told police that the child was wounded in a motel room in the 8000 block of E. Marginal Way S.

Detectives obtained a warrant and searched the room where the shooting occurred. After conducting extensive forensic investigation, and interviewing the child’s mother and her boyfriend, detectives believe that the toddler’s injuries were the result of the child handling a loaded handgun, Seattle police said.

The department added that detectives will be pursuing a felony weapons violation against the mother’s boyfriend, since he is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess firearms.

 

This is a developing story and will be updated.