Detroit, Michigan – A heartbreaking incident unfolded on Saturday when a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face and died shortly after, according to Detroit Police Chief James White. This tragic event marks at least the fourth child fatality in Michigan this year due to unsecured firearms.
The incident occurred around 1:25 p.m. in an apartment on Detroit’s west side. Chief White expressed frustration and urged for an end to the violence that has claimed the lives of countless young children. “It’s completely ridiculous, irresponsible, stupid, and unnecessary,” he lamented. “I’m sick and tired of it, and we have a baby now, dead, weeks before Christmas. It’s completely unacceptable.”
Authorities revealed that five children were left unsupervised in the apartment at the time, ranging from 4 to 8 years old. The 5-year-old boy managed to access the weapon from a dresser while his parents were not at home. Both parents are currently in custody, and charges are pending with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation is also being conducted by Child Protective Services.
Maurice Hardwick, a community activist in Detroit known as Pastor Mo,