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Yonkers 4-year-old fights for her life after accidentally shooting herself in face

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YONKERS, N.Y. (PIX11) -- A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after she accidentally shot herself in Yonkers, a police source told PIX11 News.

Police surround a home on Walnut Street in Yonkers where a 4-year-old accidentally shot herself Monday, May 26, 2015. (Photo: Anthony DiLorenzo, PIX11 News)

Police surround a home on Walnut Street in Yonkers where a 4-year-old accidentally shot herself Monday, May 26, 2015. (Photo: Anthony DiLorenzo, PIX11 News)

The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of a multi-family home at 484 Walnut St., police said.

The young girl was taken to Jacobi hospital where she was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit.  She underwent surgery Tuesday morning.

Early Tuesday, Yonkers police remained at the scene investigating.  Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun at the scene, and are currently trying to track the weapon's ownership history.

Police say the shooting appears to be accidental and self-inflicted, and no charges have been filed.

The City of Yonkers Police Department has an anonymous gun tips hotline that can be reached at 914-377-GUNS. A $500 reward is given for the recovery of an illegal handgun. The Yonkers Police Department urges anyone with information on the location of an illegal handgun to call this number, this program is 100% anonymous.