Nightside Report Sept. 3, 2021: Man facing manslaughter charge after 3-year-old boy shoots, kills himself; Michigan lawmakers seeking change as frustration grows over unemployment system

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Roseville man faces manslaughter charge after 3-year-old boy shoots, kills self (WDIV)

Roseville man faces manslaughter charge after 3-year-old boy shoots, kills self

DETROIT – A 29-year-old man is facing charges after a 3-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday in Roseville.

According to authorities, it happened in a home on 12 Mile Road, near Senator Street, just east of I-94. Police said the 3-year-old had found a gun under the bed and the gun discharged, striking the child in the head.

The child was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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The latest: Michigan reports 4,448 new COVID cases, 51 deaths -- average of 2,224 cases per day

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  • Investigators in Flat Rock said high levels of benzene have been detected in a 4-square-mile perimeter involving the areas south of Vreeland Road, east of Cahill Road, north of Woodruff Road and west of Interstate 75. Click here to read more.
  • A Metro Detroit nonprofit is asking for citizens to help them make the day of a 5-year-old girl who has battled cancer for most of her young life. Click here to read more.
  • An outbreak at Renaissance High School within the football team has caused concern among some Detroit Public Schools Community District teachers. Click here to read more.

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Michigan lawmakers call for change as frustration grows over unemployment system

Many Michigan residents have voiced their frustration with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.

Lawmakers in Lansing are working on finding a solution to the issues that have come up with the unemployment program during the COVID pandemic.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.