DETROIT – Police said a 4-year-old Detroit girl was taken to a hospital after accidentally shooting herself on Tuesday.
It was originally reported that the child was shot between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at a park in the area of Chene and East Jefferson Avenue on Detroit’s east side, according to the Detroit Police Department. However, further investigation determined that the shooting happened before 3 p.m. inside a home in the 1900 block of Chene Court.
Authorities said the child found an unsecured gun inside the home.
The 4-year-old girl was in critical condition and is now listed in critical condition, police said.
“I want to thank the dedicated detectives and evidence technicians of the Detroit Police Department for their diligent work on this case,” said Interim Chief James E. White.
Police are still investigating.