Police say child accidentally shot 13-year-old in Detroit home

Victim in critical condition

Police are investigating a shooting in Detroit that left a 13-year-old boy in critical condition.

DETROIT – Police are investigating a shooting in Detroit that left a 13-year-old boy in critical condition.

Police said the victim’s 10-year-old cousin found a gun and accidentally shot the 13-year-old.

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The shooting happened on Justine Street on the city’s east side after 12:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Police said three minors were home alone when the shooting happened.

“It’s a tragedy,” a nearby resident said.

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Police are investigating a shooting in Detroit that left a 13-year-old boy in critical condition.

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