3-year-old child hospitalized for gunshot wound in Phoenix

A 3-year-old child was hospitalized for a gunshot wound on Saturday after Phoenix officers responded to shots being fired near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road.

When officers arrived at around 3:30 pm, they found a child with a gunshot wound, police said. The child was conscious and transported to a hospital.

The child remained hospitalized and in critical condition as of 5:30 pm on Saturday, according to Sgt. Phil Krynsky, a spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department.

“Preliminary information suggests the incident was accidental and self-inflicted, however the investigation is active,” Krynsky said.

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