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Four-year-old boy shoots himself with gun found in family car

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The child found the gun in the family car
The child found the gun in the family car

A four-year-old boy has accidentally shot himself in the leg after finding a gun in the family car.

Police in Troy, Michigan, said the accident happened as his mother was loading shopping into the boot of the car at a supermarket north of Detroit.

He was taken to hospital. The boy found the gun in the centre console storage compartment and pulled the trigger.

A seven-year-old child in the car was unhurt.

Police, who said the boy's mother was licensed to carry a gun, say the shooting is under investigation.