UPDATE: According to a search warrant obtained by WDBJ7, the three-year-old boy found a gun left out in the home and suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
PREVIOUS: Roanoke City Police say a young boy is under hospital treatment for what police describe as serious injuries from a gunshot wound. Officers got the call Monday evening to the Westwood Village apartments just off Salem Turnpike. Police say the family is co-operating, and there are no arrests at this time, but they are not releasing further information.
News release: On June 10, 2019 at around 7:30 pm, Roanoke Police responded to a call of a person with a gunshot wound in the 700 block of Westwood Blvd NW. Responding officers located a male, young child with a gunshot wound inside a residence. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the child to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for serious injuries. At this time, no arrests have been made regarding this incident. The juvenile’s family is cooperating with our investigation. The investigation is ongoing.