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7-year-old calls 911 to report gunshot

Posted at 6:20 PM, Feb 08, 2016

A Pontiac man is behind bars after investigators say he shot a gun inside an apartment while he was babysitting three young kids.

A seven-year-old girl called 911 after her mother's boyfriend fired his gun inside an apartment with a one and two year old also inside.

I tall went down early Sunday morning on Cherry Hill Drive in Pontiac.

Three siblings were home, the seven-year-old, and her two brothers.

The man was watching the kids, while their mother was away.

Investigators say one of the kids saw a gun in his waistband and asked the 22-year-old about it.
They say he pulled out the gun, said it wasn't real, and fired a bullet into the floor.

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Investigators say the boyfriend got rid of the gun, but they were able to find bullet fragments.

The 22-year-old was arrested, and is facing several charges, including child endangerment and reckless discharge of a firearm.