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Toddlers find gun in house; 3-year-old shot

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 06:24:48-04

CALIFORNIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 3-year-old was shot when several children, all under 5, found a gun in a bedroom while the adults were making dinner.

The bullet hit the toddler in the area of the face and neck and was taken to a hospital in Angola, Ind., and then taken to a larger hospital in Fort Wayne. The child is expected to recover.

The incident took place at a rural home southeast of Coldwater in Branch County near the Michigan-Indiana border.

Michigan State Police handled the incident, and MSP issued a reminder that firearms in homes must be locked away in cabinets or gun safes.