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6-year-old shot after gun accidentally discharges inside home

Posted: 9:37 AM, Sep 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-21 21:59:52-04
Milwaukee Police investigating death of a toddler

MILWAUKEE — Investigators with the Milwaukee Police Department are working to determine the circumstances behind the accidental discharge of a firearm leaving a child grazed by a bullet overnight.

Officers responded to the 400 block of N. 31st Street about 9:30 p.m. Friday for reports of shots being fired. Detectives determined that a 6-year-old girl suffered a graze wound after a gun was accidentally fired inside of her home.

The Milwaukee Police Department arrested a 19-year-old subject during the investigation. Charges are expected to be filed in the coming days.