( 4UMF NEWS ) 9-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Kills Himself:
A 9-year-old boy accidentally killed himself with a shotgun in Detroit on Monday, police said.
The child found the firearm, which cops believe belongs to his father, and shot himself in the head, according to reports.
The victim was identified as Daylan Head, nicknamed Dae Dae, his uncle Reginald Head told FOX2 Detroit.
The boy’s father found him dead in an upstairs bedroom around noon on Monday, police said. Daylan was home with his dad and two siblings, cops said.
It is unclear why Daylan was not in school when he fatally shot himself. The Detroit police chief said cops were looking into how the boy got his hands on the deadly weapon.
“Clearly, a 9-year-old or any young person should not have access to firearms in a home. It shouldn’t happen,” chief James Craig told reporters.
The dad was arrested on an unrelated charge, police said, according to The Detroit News.
As the boy’s body was being taken out of the house, his cousin, Kiara Head, yelled, “we love you!,” according to reports. She described her younger cousin as a brave child.
“Sad he had to leave on a mistake like this,” she said.
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