2-year-old stable after shooting himself with father's gun on Detroit's east side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A 2-year-old boy is in the hospital after shooting himself with his father's gun, police say. 

The incident occurred in the 12000 block of Laing on Detroit's east side. 

Police say the child found his father's 9MM gun unsecured under a couch inside the home.

Authorities say the bullet entered the child's buttocks and went through his stomach. He was taken to St. John Hospital and is listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The mother and father – who is a CPL holder – are cooperating with police during the investigation, police say. 

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