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Boy, four, shoots himself with gun found in family car

Published 07/11/2015

The boy found a gun in his mother's car
The boy found a gun in his mother's car

A four-year-old boy has accidentally shot himself in the leg after finding a gun in the family car.

Police in Troy, Michigan, said the accident happened as his mother was loading shopping into the boot of the car at a supermarket north of Detroit. He was taken to hospital.

The boy found the gun in the centre console storage compartment and pulled the trigger. A seven-year-old child in the car was unhurt.

Police, who said the boy's mother was licensed to carry a gun, say the shooting is under investigation.

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