ARAB, AL (WAFF) - An 8-year-old boy shot himself in his index finger while playing with a gun at a home in Arab Tuesday.
It happened at a residence on Cranford Road.
Police said the father had walked out of the room and the child picked up the father's .25 caliber handgun.
It went off and hit the child in the index finger.
The father took the child to the hospital.
The police were called and have since ruled this as an accident.