4-year-old boy fatally shot in Roseville basement with 4 other children, police say

Braylon Chang shot in torso with handgun

By Shawn Ley - Reporter, Derick Hutchinson

ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Police are investigating after a 4-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a home in Roseville.

Officials said Braylon Chang was shot around 8:40 a.m. Friday in a home on Dort Street near Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile Road.

  • UPDATE: The father of the 4-year-old boy has been arrested and is charged with endangerment. He is set to be arraigned Friday afternoon. More charges are expected. Officials said the gun belongs to the father.

At first, investigators thought the shooting was self-inflicted, but now they think that might not have been the case.

Officials said there were five children in the basement of the home when the shot was fired, so they don't know who fired the shot. The parents were also home.

Braylon, his twin and three other children -- ages 3, 5 and 8 -- were all in the basement, police said.

Somehow, one of the children picked up a handgun and shot Braylon in the torso, according to authorities.

"This is unfolding," Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon said. "It's a relatively recent incident. Unfortunately, we're looking at another tragedy involving gunfire."

Police said the mother and father are being held for questioning at the police department. There will be a delay in getting answers because of a language barrier, according to officials. A translator is being brought in.

Roseville police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy. (WDIV)

A 4-year-old boy was shot in a Roseville basement. (WDIV)

A 4-year-old boy was shot in the basement of this Roseville home. (WDIV)

There were five children inside the home where a 4-year-old boy was fatally shot, police said. (WDIV)

Police said five children and their parents were home at the time of the shooting. (WDIV)

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