SAN ANTONIO — Police say a 3-year-old child was shot Wednesday morning on the far northwest side of San Antonio. Investigators say it appears to be an accident, based on their preliminary information.

The shooting was reported at around 8:00 a.m. in the 7100 block of West Loop 1604. That is along Loop 1604, between Shaenfield Road and Culebra.

Officers confirm the child was shot once in the abdomen and was transported to University Hospital in critical condition.

Police say the child's mother and another young sibling were at home at the time of the shooting. No one else was hurt. The mother told police she was awoken by the sound of the gunshot.

This is a developing story and further information will be added as it is received.