Maryland toddler finds loaded shotgun, shoots 3-year-old boy
Shotgun and shells (Shutterstock.com)

A toddler playing with an unattended shotgun shot a 3-year-old in the leg on Monday, according to police.


Baltimore CBS station WJZ Channel 13 reported that the 3-year-old is in the hospital recovering after surgery. The two boys were left alone in a room with the loaded weapon.

After the weapon discharged, the 3-year-old's family rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he is currently listed as being in stable condition.

Police detectives are working with the Maryland Attorney General's office to determine whether any charges will be filed in the incident.