Redford police: 4-year-old accidentally shoots 5-year-old girl in head

5-year-old girl in stable condition after bullet grazes head; parents cooperating with investigators

Karina Norwood was shot July 6, 2020 in Redford Township, Mich.
Karina Norwood was shot July 6, 2020 in Redford Township, Mich. (WDIV)

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head early Monday morning in the 26500 block of Plymouth Road in Redford Township, police said.

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The person who pulled the trigger is her 4-year-old brother, police said. Officers recovered a handgun from the scene of the shooting.

The 5-year-old girl, identified as Karina Norwood, was taken to a nearby hospital. Police said the she was alert, conscious and listed in stable condition.

Karina’s mother said it’s a graze wound, and although the top of her head is split open. There is bleeding on her brain but her mother said she should be OK.

The parents are cooperating with police.

Mother says 4-year-old woke up in middle of night, found gun

The mother said the 4-year-old boy has had trouble sleeping. He woke up in the middle of the night and went to the back bedroom where he opened a small closet where the gun was kept unlocked and loaded. She is begging other parents to lock up their guns.

The boy thought it was a toy gun, went to his sister’s room and accidentally shot her. The girl was rushed to Children’s Hospital.

Her father was detained for questioning and released.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.

A 1-year-old boy also was inside the home at the time of the shooting.

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