Beloit Police investigating after 5-year-old boy accidentally shoots self

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Beloit Police are investigating after a 5-year-old boy allegedly shot himself in the hand Tuesday night.

Police say they were called to a house in the 500 block of Highland Avenue around 8:40 p.m.

The boy was taken to Javon Bea Mercyhealth Hospital in Rockford for treatment. Police say he has since been released from the hospital.

Beloit PD says they are working with Child Protective Services on the investigation into the incident.

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