DETROIT — A 4-year-old boy was fatally shot Thursday in what police said was a tragic, avoidable accident.
The shooter was the boy’s 4-year-old female cousin.
Sgt. Michael Woody, a Detroit police spokesman, said the children were playing in the back bedroom of a home when the girl found a rifle — loaded and not locked in a case — underneath the bed.
He said the girl pointed the gun at her cousin and pulled the trigger, shooting him in the chest.
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