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4 Year Old Kills Himself with Handgun, Family Friend Charged

An unidentified 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head with a handgun and died on Sunday.

EMTs from the Monroe County Ambulance and Dundee Volunteer Fire Department tried to save the boy's life in the bedroom of a Dundee, Michigan home at 4:15 p.m. after a 9-1-1 call (video below).

The boy was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and pronounced dead at 5 p.m.

“Responders tried very hard to save the boy but were unable to. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor and was declared dead at 5 p.m," Sgt. Tom Redmond told The Detroit News.

“The father and mother are going through a divorce. She was living elsewhere when it happened. The child’s sister, 10, and brother, 5, were also living in the house. They were upstairs in a separate bedroom when the shooting occurred.”

An unidentified 30-year-old man, reportedly a family friend and owner of the gun, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and gross negligence, notes WXYZ.

Sources: The Detroit News and WXYZ


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