Two children shot by toddler at Dearborn home daycare in critical condition

Posted at 11:06 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 19:03:40-04


Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

The family of one of the injured toddler's has started a GoFundMe page to pay for medical expenses.

4:58 p.m.

7 Action News has learned that a toddler pulled the trigger in the shooting.

4:50 p.m.

Police say the two children who were shot remain hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.

Neighbors identify the woman whose home the shooting happened in as Samantha Eubanks. Relatives say Eubanks doesn't like guns and never thought that her husband, Tim, would have any stored in the home.

"She would always say don't you ever think about bringing a gun in this house," says her sister, Ashley Escobedo. "It's not going to happen so that's why I'm very shocked."

11:34 a.m.

Dearborn police continue to investigate after two children were shot at home daycare on Harding Street.

Police confirm that two young boys, ages 2 and 4, were shot in the home. Another child reportedly pulled the trigger while playing with a firearm that was kept inside the home. One child was taken to Oakwood Hospital and another was taken to Children's Hospital. Both are in critical condition.

The woman at the home watches as many as 10 children in the daytime hours, according to neighbors in the area. 

The children at the home were taken to the Dearborn Police Department where they will be picked up by their parents.

 11:07 a.m.

Dearborn police say two children are in very critical condition after being shot by another child at a home daycare facility on Wednesday morning.

The children, one 2 years old and the other 4 years old, were at the house when another child was playing with a gun and it went off. One child was taken to Oakwood Hospital and the other went to Children's Hospital.

Several children were at the home when the shooting happened. Police said they are getting cooperation from everyone at the scene.

10:30 a.m.

Dearborn police are investigating after two children were shot by another child on Wednesday morning at a home.

According to police, it happened in the 3000 block of Harding St. That's near Outer Dr. and Rotunda Dr.

It appears the facility is a home daycare facility.

Right now, the circumstances of the shooting are not clear and police did not say the condition of the two children.

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