Monday, April 07, 2008

Girl, 3, in Critical Condition After Shooting Self in Head

DETROIT — Detroit police say a 3-year-old girl found a hand gun in a bedroom at her west side home and shot herself in the head. She was reported in critical condition Sunday night.

One of the girl's parents apparently owned the gun with which she shot herself about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. At least one parent was home at the time. The Detroit Free Press says police questioned the parents and took the gun.

The girl was taken to Sinai Grace Hospital, then transferred to Children's Hospital of Michigan, where The Detroit News says she was in critical condition."

Such a preventable tragedy. Even a 3-year-old can obviously manipulate a firearm to discharge and who in their right mind leaves a loaded gun so available?

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