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City of Beloit Police investigating after 5-year-old accidentally shoots self

BELOIT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating after a 5-year-old accidentally shot himself in the hand.

According to police, it happened around 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday in the 500 block of Highland Avenue.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Rockford for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand.

He has since been released from the hospital and  is recovering.

Police and Child Protective Services are investigating.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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