The shooting happened at Western Gardens Apartments around 6:20 p.m. Saturday.
The Meridian Police Department responded to the call.
"The child was struck in the leg, taken to a local hospital where he is receiving care and he's in very good condition," said Lt. Wade Johnson of the Meridian Police Department. "Right now, the shooting is still under investigation."
Johnson said it appears that the shooting might have been accidental. He said the incident will be fully investigated to verify or rule out foul play.