Child injured after playing with handgun

A shooting involving children happened just outside of a day care center in Gary, Indiana.

A six year old boy accidentally shot his three year old sister in the hand while their father walked into the day care center to pick up two other children.

"It appears that her brother was playing with the handgun and she was shot in the vehicle," said Detective Edward Gonzalez, Gary Police Department.

According to police, the father told them that he had been out of the car for just a minute or two when the incident happened.

She is now recovering at a children's hospital in Chicago.

Officials say the gun was unlicensed and the father will likely face charges but that he is cooperating.

ABC 7's John Garcia contributed to this story.

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