Police: 3-year-old boy accidentally shot, killed in Ypsilanti

YPSILANTI, Mich. – A 3-year-old boy died after he was shot by another child in what police are calling an accidental shooting in Ypsilanti.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Country Meadows Apartments in Ypsilanti.

The 3-year-old was killed by another child playing with a gun.

The boy was fatally shot in the neck. Washtenaw County detectives say the victim's mother was home at the time of the shooting.

The young boy died before the ambulance arrived. 

Detectives will not comment on the relationship between the two kids.

Neighbors say the family has a number of young children.

It's not clear where the child found the weapon inside the home.



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