BRADENTON, Fla. -

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy was shot in the knee outside his home in Bradenton.

The Bradenton Herald reports the shooting happened late Monday while the boy's mother and five other adults were inside the house. Authorities say the adults heard the gunshot and went outside, where they found the boy on the ground with the gun beside him.

The newspaper reports the child was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where his condition was not immediately available.

Detectives from the crimes against children division were at the scene early Tuesday.