4-year-old Taylor girl recovering after being shot Tuesday, police say

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A 4-year-old Taylor girl who was shot is expected to make a full recovery, Detroit police said Wednesday.

Officials said the investigation is being turned over to Taylor Police after they determined the girl was shot in the Downriver community where she and her family live.

According to authorities, Detroit police officers were notified by a hospital that the girl was brought in with a gunshot wound at about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

A preliminary investigation indicates the girl was shot sometime around 6 p.m. Tuesday at a home in Taylor, officials said. They also said the girl was taken to multiple locations after the shooting.

Investigators said they were able to determine the girl's uncle had a gun on the second floor of the home and the weapon was accidentally discharged. The round struck the girl who was on the first floor of the home.


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