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Police: 4-year-old shot after getting grandfather's gun from atop refrigerator at Detroit home

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DETROIT — Police say a 4-year-old boy was shot and wounded after his grandfather's gun went off at a home on Detroit's west side.

Police Sgt. Cassandra Lewis tells The Detroit News that the grandfather was getting ready for his job as a security guard on Sunday night when he placed his gun on top of the refrigerator.

Lewis says the child got on a chair and reached the gun, which went off. She says the child was hospitalized in critical condition.

Police questioned the grandfather. WXYZ-TV reports no other children were in the house at the time. The shooting is under investigation.

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