(TUSEN DETROIT) — Detroit police are investigating after a 3-year-old girl was injured in a shooting.
The shooting happened shortly after midnight on Thursday morning on Littlefield Street near West Chicago.
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cmdr. Michael Chambers said the child was playing with her cousin in a closet when she shot herself with an assault rifle.
Chambers said the gun was found a stone’s throw from the house.
“It’s an unfortunate incident,” he said.
Police are now questioning the girl’s mother and others about the shooting.
“There’s a number of different family members that we’ve talked to and we’re just trying to establish all the facts and we’re going to make a decision about whether anyone should be charged,” Chambers said.
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Police say they are also looking for the gun’s owner.
The incident is the second accidental shooting in the city involving a child in nearly as many weeks
On July 19, a 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 12-year-old cousin after they also played with a gun.
Chambers said this is a heartbreaking reminder for parents to lock up their guns
“There are just too many incidents where kids get these and unfortunately they get shot,” he said.
The 3-year-old is recovering but is still in serious condition, Chambers said.
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