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3-year-old girl in stable condition after being shot on Detroit's west side

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Posted at 5:49 AM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 17:18:42-04

DETROIT, MI (WXYZ) — Police say they are continuing to investigate after a 3-year-old was shot early Thursday morning.

The incident reportedly happened in the area of Littlefield and West Chicago.

“To the public, to the gun owners … we got to put these guns away and we can’t have them accessible," said Detroit Police Department Commander Michael Chambers.

Detroit police provide update after 3-year-old shot in Detroit

That 3-year-old girl is currently listed in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Police say multiple adults were in the home at the time of the shooting.

Two women were at the scene Thursday morning leaving the same house the girl was shot in and said they believed the incident was a freak accident.

One woman added that she thinks the girl got a hold of the gun from within the home, started playing with it, and then it went off.

According to police, they found the gun a few blocks from the home, and they are questioning the mother.

One of the women from within the home drove the three-year-old to Henry Ford Hospital following the incident before she was taken to Children's Hospital.

At the time it is unclear whose gun the child was playing with.