Police identify 3-year-old who died from self-inflicted gunshot - WNEM TV 5

Police identify 3-year-old who died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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A 3-year-old boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself, according to police.

The incident happened on the 1300 block of Columbia Lane in Flint shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 20.

Karmelo Johnson had a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The preliminary investigation indicates Karmelo found the gun and accidentally shot himself, police said.

"Just some simple common sense would've prevented this," said Flint Police Chief James Tolbert. "And as far as I’m concerned we'll move forward with the investigation. But I would hope at the end of this investigation we hope we have the ability to hold somebody responsible for this. And that's just no two ways about it."

Police said the boy's great-grandparents, who own the home, said they have no idea who the gun belongs to.

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