3-year-old boy fatally shoots self after finding dropped gun in Clinton Township
Family heard gunfire, found toddler shot
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 3-year-old boy fatally shot himself Tuesday afternoon after police said he found a gun that had been dropped on the ground in Clinton Township.
The shooting happened around 1 p.m. at the Newport Arms apartment complex on Lotus Street.
Police said the child was playing with a group of children with his mother nearby when his mother heard a shot and noticed the child had fallen down. Investigators said the child had found a handgun on the ground and accidentally fired it, striking himself.
The family took the toddler to McLaren Maomb Hospital. Police said the child died at the hospital.
Police said a man visiting the apartment complex might have dropped the handgun.
Authorities are looking for the man and the gun.
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