WEARE, N.H. (WHDH) - A 4-year-old New Hampshire boy accidentally shot himself in the hand after he gained access to a gun in his home on Thursday morning, police said.

Emergency crews responding to an incident at a home in Weare around 8:30 a.m. found the young boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand, according to the Weare Police Department.

The boy was taken to Concord Hospital for treatment. He is expected to be OK.

Police say the boy was able to gain access to an unsecured firearm and accidentally pulled the trigger.

The bullet traveled through his hand and came to rest in a wall.

Police noted that the handgun was legally licensed.

There were no other reported injuries.

The Division for Children, Youth and Families was notified of the incident.

Charges related to the proper handling and storage of a weapon have not yet been filed.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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