4-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shoots Self After Finding Gun in Mother's Bedroom, Police Say

September 27, 2013 Updated Feb 13, 2013 at 1:57 PM EDT

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4-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shoots Self After Finding Gun in Mother's Bedroom, Police Say

September 27, 2013 Updated Feb 13, 2013 at 1:57 PM EDT

This could have turned out much worse than it did. ...

According to a report from North Carolina television station WBTV, police said a 4-year-old girl shot herself in the leg on Monday after finding a gun in her mother's bedroom.

The girl was treated and released from an area hospital, according to the WBTV report.

Read the WBTV report HERE.