DECATUR, Ga. — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been taken to a hospital after being shot at a park in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2cPlujf ) the child was shot Sunday in DeKalb County and police were interviewing a 24-year-old man.

Maj. Stephen Fore, a spokesman for DeKalb County police, said the shooting appears to be accidental and involved a small-caliber firearm. It was not immediately known how badly the boy was injured.


This story has been corrected to show police say the boy was shot at a park, not a home.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com