Lake County child finds gun in couch, shoots self

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Donald and Tracy Greeson

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Officials said a 4-year-old boy had to have his finger removed after shooting himself in the hand in Lake County.

Deputies said the boy was taken to the hospital on Sunday morning.

Donald and Tracy Greeson were arrested and charged with child neglect after officials said the gun was left in a couch where the boy found it.

Investigators also said there was marijuana and prescription pills inside their home.

According to investigators, Donald Greeson is a convicted felon. They said he admitted to smoking meth and other drugs prior to the incident.

The child is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday. Investigators said he will stay with a foster family.