5-year-old child shot by another child at Detroit home dies

Detroit police car
Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 16:37:31-05

(WXYZ) — Detroit police say a 5-year-old child was shot by another child at a home on the city's west side. Police say the child has died.

According to police, it happened near the intersection of LaSalle and Sturtevant in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood.

We're told an 18-month-old accidentally shot the 5-year-old while playing with the gun. Officers who responded to the scene gave medical assistance until EMS arrived.

The 5-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the father is being detained for questioning. The shooting is still under investigation.

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