11-year-old boy recovering after getting accidentally shot in the head

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - An 11-year-old boy is in the hospital this morning after being shot in the head.

At this time, the shooting is being called an accident.

The 11-year-old victim is in serious condition at Children's Hospital.

It happened on Kingsbury Street in Dearborn Heights.

The 15-year-old was reportedly playing with the gun, accidentally pulled the trigger and shot the 11-year-old in the head. The boy's father and girlfriend were reportedly not aware the teen had a gun.

Police believe the handgun came from the teen's grandmother's house in North Carolina, where he had been visiting.

The teenager was released to his father.

The prosecutor will decide if charges will be filed going forward.

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