Police: 9-year-old shoots self after finding gun in purse

Detroit police say they're investigating an apparent accidental shooting after a 9-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand after finding a gun in his mother's purse. 

The shooting occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the 5500 block of John C Lodge. 

The boy was taken to Detroit Children's Hospital and is expected to be ok. 

Child protective services is en route according to police to investigate. 

 

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