A child shoots himself with a pistol on the bed in Detroit

21 April, 2022
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A child shoots himself with a pistol on the bed in Detroit

A 3-year-old boy shot himself early Thursday morning after a gun was found left on a bed in his Detroit home, police said.


According to Detroit police, a 911 call was made at approximately 2:50 a.m. on April 21, saying that a 3-year-old had shot himself at a home in the 8 Mile and John R.


The little boy is said to be sharing a bedroom with his 16-year-old brother. Police say the boy left a loaded gun on the bed in the bedroom and went to the living room to sleep on the sofa. Then the 3-year-old reportedly got the gun and started playing with it, shooting himself.

Officials say the family found the child bleeding from the gun next to him. The gunshot wound appears to be a grazing wound, although it is not clear where the injury is or how severe it is.


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