By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DETROIT (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy has accidentally shot and wounded himself after apparently finding a gun at his Detroit home.

The child was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being shot Monday night at the home on the city’s east side. Detroit police Commander Eric Decker says the child’s condition was upgraded to stable after undergoing surgery. He described the shooting a “very unfortunate accident.”

Decker says the weapon wasn’t secured and “we have to be more diligent keeping our weapons away from children.”

Police say the child’s parents were cooperating in the investigation. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office likely will review the case to determine whether charges will be filed.

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