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Milwaukee Police: 6-year-old boy got hold of gun, accidentally discharged it and grazed by bullet

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 19:13:22-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting where a 6-year-old was grazed by a bullet in the Franklin Heights neighborhood.

Police say they were called to the 3600 block of N. 25th Street shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. Officers say the child suffered a graze wound when he got a hold of a gun inside the home and accidentally discharged it.

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the upcoming days against a 79-year-old woman.

The Milwaukee Police Department would like to remind everyone to please secure all firearms with a gun lock or in a secure location to keep them out of the reach of children.

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