Police: Child shot in leg while playing with gun in DeKalb

Police believe two children were playing when a gun when it fired

REDAN, Ga. -- DeKalb Police say a child was shot in the leg, Thursday, after allegedly playing with a gun in the Redan community.

The shooting happened in the 6300 block of Phillips Creek Drive around 2:30 p.m. A police spokesperson said that one male child was taken to the hospital and is stable, though no official condition has been provided.

Police believe that the victim and another child were playing with a gun inside a home in the area when the gun fired.  It's unclear if the children were being supervised by an adult.

11Alive is working to gather more details. Check back for updates as they become available.

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