5-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills himself in Michigan, police say

SAGINAW, Mich. — A 5-year-old boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself in a Michigan apartment, police said.

According to MLive.com and WEYI-TV, the shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Birch Park apartments in Saginaw. Police arrived to find the injured child, who died in the ambulance, authorities said.

The Saginaw Police Department and Michigan State Police are investigating the incident, which authorities said was accidental, the news outlets reported. Police were still working to learn how the child had accessed the gun, authorities said.

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