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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating after a 4-year-old hurt himself when he fired a gun Tuesday afternoon. Sources told CBS 11 News that he climbed up to the top shelf of his parents’ closet to get the revolver. The recoil caused the weapon to hit him in the head. He suffered a cut to the forehead.

It happened at a home on Destin Drive near Wagley Robertson Road. The toddler was home with his mother and another child when the incident happened.

The boy’s father accompanied him in the ambulance on the way to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

MedStar told CBS 11 News that the child is in good condition with minor injuries. He didn’t suffer enough trauma to suggest a bullet caused his injury.

Neighbors with kids of their own were relieved there wasn’t a deadly tragedy next door.

“I’m sure the parents got a good scare and it’s going to make them think twice about where they store their guns. But there’s not much you can do if you keep it in a safe place and a child is curious,” said neighbor Gail Buerkle.

This is a developing story, stay with CBSDFW.COM and CBS 11 News for updates.

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