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Michigan boy, 5, dies after accidentally shooting himself

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 12:30:22-04

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old mid-Michigan boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in an apartment.

Saginaw police officers were called to the scene Tuesday night after dispatchers received a frantic call that a boy had been shot.

The Bay City Times reports that officers immediately began administering life-saving measures and the boy was rushed to an ambulance, but he died from his wound.

The Saginaw Police Department and Michigan State Police investigators say that based on an initial investigation they believe the boy’s fatal shooting was “a tragic accident.”

Police are investigating how the child managed to obtain the unsecured gun.