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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Police said a 9-year-old boy was in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself on Tuesday, October 26.

Authorities say the victim obtained a gun from a residence near 21st and Cornell around 5:38 p.m. and inadvertently shot herself.

He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say a 31-year-old Milwaukee man has been arrested.

The criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

Milwaukee Police would like to remind the public to keep firearms locked with a pistol lock and secure in an area out of the reach of children.

Anyone in need of a pistol lock can contact their local district to check the availability of free locks.

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