Police: Tenn. toddler recovering after shooting

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) -- Police in Manchester say a 3-year-old toddler accidentally shot himself in the head with a relative's gun, but was listed in stable condition at a Nashville hospital.

According to WSMV-TV in Nashville, police were called to a home on Woodcrest Drive around 7 p.m. on Saturday night. Detectives said that the child, who has not been identified, was at home with his mother and his aunt when his aunt pulled out a gun.

Police said the toddler got the weapon and shot himself in the head, and the bullet penetrated the skull and exited.

He was conscious as he was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was listed in stable condition, according to the TV station.

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