Detroit police: 3-year-old boy accidentally shoots self

Published On: Dec 27 2012 12:32:53 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 27 2012 05:49:03 PM EST

Detroit police said a 3-year-old boy is hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself Thursday morning.

DETROIT -

Detroit police said a 3-year-old boy is hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself Thursday morning.

The boy's uncle, Dearres Freeman, told Local 4 he was getting ready for work inside his the home on Forrer Street -- where he lives with his mother, sister and her two children -- when he heard a "pop."

"I don't know whose gun it is. It all just happened so fast," Freeman said. "He wasn't crying or anything. He took it like a big boy."

Freeman identified the boy as Marcell Dukes.

He said the boy was recovering at Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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