4-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shoots 4-Year-Old Male Cousin

The little girl allegedly found the gun under a bed and began to play with it before accidentally shooting her cousin in the chest. 

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A 4-year-old girl fatally shot her 4-year-old cousin while they were playing with a gun on Thursday, Detroit police said, according to CNN.

Three children, all cousins, the oldest of whom was 5 and unharmed, were in a home on the city’s west side at the time of the shooting, reports say.

According to Detroit Police Public Information Officer Adam Madera, the children found a "long gun" under a bed and began to play with the deadly weapon. At some point the trigger was pulled and the little girl's cousin was shot in the chest.The young boy was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late.

"At this time, although it's early in the investigation, this appears to be a tragic accident," Madera said.

An adult, a family friend, was home with the children, but it is still not known who owned the gun. "It's too early to say if charges will be filed in this case," Johnson said.

Read more at CNN.

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