Detroit dad gets jail time after son shoots sibling while playing with gun

- A Detroit father received jail time Wednesday after his 10-year-old son got ahold of his gun and shot his teenage son.

Kong Kue, 36, was sentenced this morning in Wayne Circuit Court before Judge Paul Cusick to 60 days in the Wayne County Jail and three years of probation.

Police say on March 20, the two boys found the gun loaded and unsecured in Kue's bedroom at their home in the 13700 block of Pfent in Detroit.

Detroit dad charged after son shoots teen sibling while playing with gun

The 10 year old pulled the trigger while playing with the gun, striking his older brother in the abdomen.

Before learning his sentence Wednesday, Kue took a moment to speak.

"I just want to say that my son's doing good. He's walking. They're not happy at the moment but they're good. I just want to say all this - big mistake. Kids will be kids. They knew what they did was wrong. They knew they weren't supposed to play with the guns. If I didn't work so much that day - I was supposed to have the day off, but I chose to go into work because I needed the money to take care of my kids. Nobody knew this was going to happen."

He went on to say he's sorry for everything.

"I have to say, you say the kids knew what they did was wrong - did you know what you did was wrong?" Cusick replied.

Kue was charged with second-degree child abuse, which carries a maximum 10-year penalty, and felony firearm, which carries a two-year consecutive penalty.

You can watch the full proceeding on FOX 2 News Now here:

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