3-year-old fatally shot in Clinton Township

Family heard gunfire, found toddler shot


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 3-year-old boy was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon 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 they heard a shot and the child went down.

The family took the toddler to McLaren Maomb Hospital. Police said the child died at the hospital.

Police said a man was visiting the apartment complex and may have dropped a handgun. The group of children found the weapon and the toddler shot himself, according to investigators.

Authorities are looking for the man and the gun.

No other information was made available.

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