Detroit police giving free gun locks to residents to prevent accidental shootings involving children
DETROIT – Police in Detroit are giving parents free gun locks with the goal of preventing accidental shooting deaths of children after recent shootings in the city. “The Detroit Police Department has secured 1,000 gun locks through Project Safe Child, which will be distributed free to all community members at their residential precincts,” Detroit police Commander Kyra Joy Hope said. Gun locks are available at Detroit precincts for free. Detroit police are launching a gun safety program. READ: Metro Detroit father advocates for gun safety training after reports of several children shot
‘It’s a sad day in the city today’: 18-month-old shoots, kills 5-year-old in Detroit after finding unsecured gun
DETROIT – Police said an 18-month-old found a gun and shot and killed a 5-year-old in Detroit. “It’s a sad day in the city today. We lost another child in the city due to a lack of firearm safety. Police were called to a home in Detroit at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday regarding an incident where a child shot another child. Police said they believe the 18-month-old got ahold of an unsecured weapon and accidentally shot the 5-year-old.
Metro Detroit father advocates for gun safety training after reports of several children shot
A Metro Detroit man involved in a 2014 shooting is advocating for gun safety and protection, especially among children. Ever since then, he has been advocating for gun safety and protection. “I do frequent training, not only with self-defense, but also in safety," Weldon said. The man says his weapons are locked away in his home, and he has gun safety measures in place as well. These incidents only further prove to Weldon that understanding gun safety is important, no matter your age.