Police: Boy shoots his wrist with mom's gun as she drives

Police in Virginia say a 5-year-old boy shot himself in the wrist with his mother's gun while she was driving him to a doctor's appointment and talking on the phone.

Virginia State Police said in a statement it happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 64 in Hampton.

They said the boy unbuckled his child seat and pulled the gun from his mother's purse. The mother told investigators she was on the phone and unaware of her son's actions.

Police said the 28-year-old woman heard a loud bang and saw her son had shot himself. She drove him to an urgent care center and he was taken to a hospital. He's reported in stable condition

Police said the Hampton Commonwealth Attorney's Office will be consulted to determine if charges should be filed.