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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan police said a child was accidentally shot inside a home in the southwest valley on Saturday.

According to Metro Police Lt. Bill Steinmetz, officers were called to the 8000 block of Denny Creek Way, near South Durango Drive and West Windmill Lane, just after 10 a.m.

A parent was reportedly cleaning a firearm when he or she accidentally fired a round, Steinmetz said. A child who was sitting nearby was hit, and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Las Vegas police said this incident was a reminder for gun owners to ensure "that safety is paramount when dealing with firearms, especially with children present."

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