Police: 7-year-old boy shot in stomach as he and 8-year-old played with handgun
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via WPMT:

GRIFFIN, Ga. (WPMT/CNN) -- A 7-year-old Georgia boy was shot in the stomach Monday as he and an 8-year-old played with a handgun, police said.

The two children found a .45-caliber handgun while they were alone in an apartment, Griffin police said. The accidental shooting happened as the children mishandled the weapon, authorities said.

The 7-year-old victim was rushed to a hospital, where he was undergoing surgery, police said.

Police in Griffin, about 38 miles south of Atlanta, did not say if the two children are related.

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