ST. LOUIS – A 3-year-old boy was rushed to a local hospital after being shot Tuesday afternoon.

According to a spokesperson with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just after 4:30 p.m. on the 5500 block of Thrush Avenue, located in the Walnut Park East neighborhood.

When the police arrived, they found that two kids were playing with a gun, and one of them accidentally shot the 3-year-old victim. The owner of the gun surrendered it to police and was taken into custody for felony possession of a firearm and endangering the welfare of a child.

The victim is in stable condition. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.