By Bria Brown

(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.

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WWJ reports, now officials are investigating how the boy was able to get access to the weapon.

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Officials also say the child is “alert and talking.”

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