A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg on Satuday afternoon, New Orleans Police said.

The boy shot himself around 12;30 p.m. on the 2400 block of Mardi Gras Boulevard, police said. The boy was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

When the boy is released from the hospital, police said he will be charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

No further details were provided.