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Police: 2-year-old hospitalized after shooting self with father's gun at home on Detroit's east side

Boy in critical condition

A 2-year-old boy was injured in a shooting Aug. 13 at a home on Laing Street in Detroit. (WDIV)
A 2-year-old boy was injured in a shooting Aug. 13 at a home on Laing Street in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A 2-year-old boy is in the hospital Monday after he found his father's gun and shot himself at a home on Detroit's east side, police said.

The incident happened at a home on Laing Street between Casino Avenue and Moross Road, according to officials.

The boy found his father's gun inside the home, police said.

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Officials said he was taken to St. John Hospital in critical condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.


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