Flint 4-year-old shot in hand Wednesday after getting unsecured gun
A 4-year-old in Flint is recovering after being shot in the hand Wednesday, officials said.
Flint police officers and Michigan State Police troopers were called at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 1200 block of Alvord near Fenton and West Atherton in Flint for a report of a shooting, according to authorities.
They found a child with a gunshot wound inside the home.
A preliminary investigation revealed the 4-year-old accessed an unsecured pistol and fired the shot.
Medics took the child, who is listed in good condition, to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police recovered the weapon and arrested the child's 24-year-old mother for reckless discharge of a firearm-causing injury and second-degree child abuse.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Flint Major Case Unit at (810) 237-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 422-JAIL.