JACKSON COUNTY (AP) – The 4-year-old son of a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy is dead after accidentally shooting himself inside the family’s home.

The incident happened Saturday evening at the home on South Jackson Road. The names of the deputy and his son have not been released.

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Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand says, this just serves as a reminder that we need to be vigilant when it comes to keeping our children safe. Michigan State Police are investigating the incident.

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