From the article:
Adults were home at the time of the shooting.
Authorities say a young boy escaped serious injury when he accidentally shot himself in the leg while playing with a gun in his central New Jersey home.
The 10-year-old Keyport boy, whose name was not disclosed, needed stiches and was being kept in the hospital overnight for observation. But authorities say he won’t require surgery and should fully recover.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.