In the vicinity of Detroit girl, 3, injured after AK-47 accidentally fires

WARREN, Michigan. – A 3-year-old girl is injured after an AK-47 assault rifle accidentally fired as her grandmother tried to fix the weapon in a Detroit-area home.

Warren police say the girl was shot Wednesday morning after the grandmother found the gun in the house.

WJBK-TV reports that the slug traveled from the second floor and grazed the leg of the girl. The girl was on the first floor. The police says it also missed an 18-year-old, who was in the basement.

Police say the 3-year-old girl was in stable condition in a hospital.

It was not immediately known who the owner of the gun. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says that there “probably will be a number of costs to be expected.”

Warren is just north of Detroit.

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