(CBS DETROIT) – Detroit police are investigating after a 7-year-old boy accidentally shot himself.
It happened Wednesday night in a home near I-96 and Oakland Boulevard where the child was allegedly playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself in the hand and leg.READ MORE: Chamber Of Commerce Asks To End Extra Unemployment Benefits
WWJ reports, now officials are investigating how the boy was able to get access to the weapon.READ MORE: AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Prices Rise To $2.95
Officials also say the child is “alert and talking.”MORE NEWS: Advocates Call On Sen. Gary Peters To Schedule Hearing For Washington, D.C. Statehood Bill
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