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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A 3-year-old boy is recovering at Cook Children’s Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the arm with his mother’s gun.

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The gun was left unsecured, possibly left under a pillow in a home where a total of seven children live.

Investigators said the toddler’s mother bought the gun after a break-in and to protect herself from a domestic violence suspect who may know where she lives.

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Crime scene investigators said it’s fortunate more children weren’t hurt.

Police haven’t said whether or not the boy’s mother will face charges.

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