JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – A 42-year-old Jackson man is in the hospital after a gun unexpectedly discharged into his abdomen.
The incident happened Saturday night on Griswold Street on the city’s south side.
According to M-Live, the man was shot while family was visiting.
Police say the victim had thought he had unloaded the weapon and set it down.
The gun was later picked up by a 12-year-old boy who pulled the trigger, shooting the man once.
Police are not investigating the incident as a criminal matter.
The 42-year-old is in stable condition and police say the family is being fully cooperative.