DONORA, PENNSYLVANIA - Channel 11 News learned Friday that the 4-year-old son of a Belle Vernon Pennsylvania State Trooper accidentally shot himself in the leg with his father’s gun Thursday night.
According to Donora police, Trooper Nicholas Petrosky was drying his son after a shower when the little boy grabbed his father’s gun, which had been placed on the bathroom counter.
Police said it was the trooper’s personal gun, not his state-issued weapon, that went off.
The child, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment. The family put a block on information from the hospital and the child’s condition was not immediately known.
“Micah, his name is Micah. We see him all the time,” said neighbor Paul Brown.
Brown said he didn’t hear the gunshot but saw the commotion afterward.
The boy’s injured do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.