‘It’s a sad day in the city today’: 18-month-old shoots, kills 5-year-old in Detroit after finding aunsecured gun.
Detroit Police said an 18-month-old found a gun and shot and killed a 5-year-old in Detroit.
“It’s a sad day in the city today. We lost another child in the city due to a lack of firearm safety. This was completely avoidable,” Detroit police Commander Tiffany Stewart said.
Officers arrived on the scene and found a 5-year-old who had been shot. Medical attention was provided on the scene but the victim did not survive.
Police said they believe the 18-month-old got ahold of an unsecured weapon and accidentally shot the 5-year-old. The father of the children, thought to be the owner of the handgun, has been detained for additional questioning.