Police: 3-year-old boy shoots sleeping father in buttocks

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ERIE, Pa. (AP)-- Authorities say a 3-year-old boy shot his sleeping father in the buttocks with a gun he found in their western Pennsylvania home.

The shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Erie. Authorities say the child found a loaded, small-caliber handgun and fired it at his 26-year-old father.

The dad was being treated at a hospital for wounds that are not considered life-threatening. Authorities say it's not clear how the child found the handgun. Two other children were in the house at the time but were not injured.

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