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12-year-old killed when gun discharges inside Detroit home

5th child shot in metro Detroit in less than a week
Posted at 5:13 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 22:24:21-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 12-year-old child was killed Tuesday when a gun discharged inside a home on Detroit's east side, police said.

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There were three children inside a home in the 15200 block of Rochelle St. when the incident happened. Police said in a Twitter post that the kids had access to a gun, which discharged and hit the 12-year-old.

This is the fifth child shot in metro Detroit in less than a week, and the second to die as a result of injuries.

Police say the 12-year-old was a twin. The parents our the gun owner could face charges as the investigation continues.

This latest shooting comes after several children were injured or killed due to gun violence in metro Detroit in a matter of days. The Detroit Police Department holding a press conference earlier Tuesday calling for peace and an end to gun violence.