Thanksgiving shooting: Toddler critically hurt after finding, firing gun in Michigan, police say

Toddler critically injured after finding, firing gun in Michigan on Thanksgiving

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A toddler was critically injured after police said the child found and accidentally fired a gun in a Michigan home on Thanksgiving Day.

According to WEYI and WJRT, the incident occurred about 4 p.m. Thursday in Grand Blanc Township. The 3-year-old, who was inside a bedroom of a home in the Maplebook Village Condominiums complex, apparently discovered the weapon, which discharged and struck the toddler in the head, Grand Blanc police said.

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The child, who suffered a critical injury, is being treated at a nearby hospital, WJRT reported. Nobody else was hurt, Grand Blanc police wrote in a Facebook post.

INFORMATIONAL RELEASE November 26, 2020 On November 26, 2020 at approximately 4:16pm officers were dispatched to...

Posted by Grand Blanc Township Police Department on Thursday, November 26, 2020

Police continue to investigate the case, according to the news outlets. No further information was immediately available.

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Stock photo of police lights. A toddler was critically injured after police said the child found and accidentally fired a gun in a Michigan home on Thanksgiving Day.
Stock photo of police lights. A toddler was critically injured after police said the child found and accidentally fired a gun in a Michigan home on Thanksgiving Day. (Jacom Stephens/Getty Images)