A teenager was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning after reportedly shooting himself in the hand with a homemade gun the night before.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) said a patient in his mid-teens “sustained an alleged gunshot wound to the hand at a private residence” in Slacks Creek.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson confirmed the wound was self-inflicted.

Media reports indicate the gun was homemade, and occured at a Lowanna Street property at around 9.30pm.

The teenager was then taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition the following morning.

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