Elkhart Police investigating report of five-year-old accidentally shooting himself

ELKHART, Ind. - The Elkhart Police Department is investigating after a five-year-old boy reportedly shot himself accidentally in the arm on Wednesday morning.  

At 7:46 a.m., 911 received a call about a shooting with injuries in the 400 block of E. Simonton St.

Officers arrived at the scene and learned the five-year-old accidentally shot himself in the lower arm with a firearm that was inside the residence, reports said.

No other injuries were reported.

The juvenile was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Indiana Department of Child Services was notified, per protocol.

The firearm was taken into evidence.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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