7-year-old shot in head, in critical condition

7-year-old shot in head, in critical condition

BRIDGEPORT TWP., Mich. (WNEM) – Police officers from the Bridgeport Township Police Department responded to Bavarian Village Apartments early Monday morning, where a 7-year-old was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers found him just after midnight on Monday, Oct. 31. He was taken to a hospital and remains in critical condition.

Police believe the child may have shot himself accidentally with an unsecured firearm. The firearm has been recovered and the incident remains under investigation, according to Bridgeport Township Police.

The Bridgeport Township Police Department is conducting the investigation with assistance from Michigan State Police, MSP Crime Lab, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office, Birch Run Police Department, and Buena Vista Police Department.

Bridgeport Township Police would like to remind residents to keep firearms secure. The department offers free gun locks. Anyone interested can contact the office at 989-777-2800.


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