4-year-old girl shoots cousin while playing with gun

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us-4yearold-girl-shoots-cousinIn yet another shooting incident in the US involving toddlers, a 4-year-old girl shot and killed her cousin of the same age while they were playing with a gun.

The shooting happened in Detroit on Thursday when the girl was playing with the boy in a home on the city’s west side. There were three children — all cousins — at the home at the time of the incident, said Detroit Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson. The third child was 5, he said.

The children found a “long gun” under a bed, pulled it out and began to play with it, Detroit Police Public Information Officer Adam Madera said. “At this time, although it’s early in the investigation, this appears to be a tragic accident,” Madera was quoted.