Boy in stable condition after shooting self in stomach

Amarillo Police Department responded to the 9000 block of Orry on Saturday May 11, 2013 for a reported accidental shooting.

When officers arrived they found a 6-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. According to police the boy found the pistol that was "hidden" by the homeowner and shot himself. The child was at a relative's house at the time of the incident.

The boy was transported to a hospital and later flown to Lubbock for treatment. He is reportedly in stable condition.

APD wants parents and caregivers to keep in mind that children are naturally curious and hiding a weapon out of reach is not the same as gun locks and safes. Use extra precaution to keep firearms away from children.