Police were called to the 2400 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard in Norfolk around 1:50 p.m. Sunday.
According to police spokesperson Karen Parker-Chesson, an 8-year-old boy who was unattended shot himself in the foot with a gun belonging to his father.
He was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are searching for the father of the child, Rodney Emil Holley. Holley is wanted on warrants of felony child neglect and abuse in relation to this incident.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Rodney Holley is asked to call the Special Crimes Unit of the Norfolk Police Department or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.