BPD: We are investigating the circumstances that led to a 5-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself in the hand with a small caliber handgun in the 500 block of Highland Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.
The boy was transported to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injury.
The incident remains under investigation. We are also working with Child Protective Services in regard to this investigation.