9-year-old playing with flare gun burned in Miami-Dade County, taken to hospital

Posted: 7:18 AM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-30 15:25:13Z

MIAMI (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has been airlifted to a hospital after he was burned while playing with a flare gun.

WTVJ-TV  reports  that Miami-Dade Police say the boy found the flare gun Sunday night while he was cleaning a boat with another boy near Country Walk.

Police say the two began to play with it and that's when one boy was burned. He was airlifted to a hospital and is in stable condition.

WTVJ say police are working to determine if it was an accident.