Boy, 7, shot while playing with gun in Detroit, police say


A 7-year-old boy was shot dead Wednesday night when a gun he found in a house on the west side of Detroit was fired, police said.

The 7-year-old found a gun around 10:20 p.m. in a house on the 12000 block of Prairie, investigators said.

He started playing with the gun “when it discharged and hit him,” police said.

Medics took the boy to a hospital. His condition was not available late Wednesday, but police said he was vigilant and was talking.

No one was detained in connection with the Wednesday evening incident. The Detroit Police Department’s child abuse division is investigating, police said.


Dusty Kennedy