Jackson man in hospital after gun goes off

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.

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