DEARBORN, Mich. (WJBK) - The two three-year-old boys who were shot by another child at a babysitter's home in Dearborn have both been upgraded to serious condition after being shot Wednesday morning.
Sherri May is the grandmother of one of the two children shot Wednesday morning. She lives in West Virginia but is sending love and prayers for her grandson after getting the horrifying news that he was shot at an in-home daycare.
"And then he sent me a picture later of him in the hospital that way I (could) see he's okay," May said.
Dearborn police say a toddler, who sources say is the son of the woman running the unlicensed daycare on Harding street, shot the two children Wednesday morning. May says a bullet hit her son in the shoulder. The bullet went through his shoulder and hit the other child.
More than 24 hours after the shooting, both children are in serious condition at the hospital.
"Why are they even allowed to have a gun if they're that careless and don't know what they're doing?" May wonders.
Police said multiple guns were found inside the home where at least six children were at the time. According to sources, the gun was on a nightstand in the home.
The family of Samantha Eubanks, who ran the daycare, says she didn't keep guns in the house and may not have known her husbands guns were there.
No charges have been filed yet in the case but police are still investigating and charges could come.
"How do you not know there's a gun in your house?" May said. "I'd hate to see everybody walk away from this scot free.
May is trying not to wonder how much worse the situation could have been. She's also asking everyone to be responsible and lock up your guns.
"Some adult had his hands on that gun and put it somewhere where the kids could get it. That's so irresponsible and dreadful. I hope they get something for it, I really do," May said.