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A toddler has accidentally shot and wounded two other children at a daycare in the US.

The three children were all at an in-home daycare at Dearborn, Michigan, when shots were fired yesterday, reports 9 news.

One of the children was shot in the face and is in a critical condition at a Detroit hospital. The other child was shot in the shoulder was also taken to hospital where it is in a stable condition, CBS Detroit reports.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said the gun was not brought in from outside but kept in the home.

It is understood the toddler found the gun in a bedroom and it discharged when picked up.

The injured children, both three years old, are in critical but stable conditions at a Detroit hospital.

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  • Of course this is in the US. Gun control people, gun control!

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  • wow you would expect that these kids would have been supervised better and the carer, being in that position, should have been much more careful in regards

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  • Oh my god, I’m nearly speechless.. So dangerous. A gun shouldn’t be anywhere near children of any age, even if it is a family/ home daycare. Just not good enough at all!!

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  • This is the reason I dont like guns at all, too many accidents with guns found somewhere in the home, by children usually, and someone gets wounded or killed. The poor children who were injured and the one who picked the gun up will probably never forget this.

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  • Utterly appalling that they would have a gun in a daycare.

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  • OMG! How irresponsible of the owner to leave a weapon where a young child could find it. This is why America is going down the drain and so many of their children are dying. Can only hope that the children come through this awful incident.

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  • Prayers for those poor children. C’mon US – follow our lead and up your gun control laws, there’s been enough tragedies already. Quite negligent of the homeowners to leave guns near children and why was the boy in the bedroom?

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  • another great argument for gun control

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  • Totally irresponsible of the home owner! I’m so glad our laws in Australia are so much more stricter in regard to gun ownership! Hoping and praying the two children recover well!

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  • I’m well aware how toddlers can get into things they shouldn’t, and get into so much mischief so quickly… but why on earth was a firearm easily accessible in a home that has day care??? It should be locked up & well out of reach. Or the bedrooms should be locked while they have the kids in their house. So avoidable & really shows how much common sense is a rarity these days.

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  • those poor children :( how awful for them and their parents – can you imagine receiving that phone call!

    I think American’s need to learn respect when it comes to firearms – I love shooting targets and think that it is a great recreational thing to do with a gun club.
    if I were to own my own firearm I would respect it. I would ensure that it was kept secure – like they are a gun clubs, I would ensure that only adults could access it and I would make sure that if I was running day care from my home that it was well secure under lock and key somewhere where a child could even find it!

    I often think there is a difference between people who are trained in firing and maintaining a weapon – like military and police etc who know the dangers they can cause compared to someone with no training who gets one to feel safe!

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  • I’m glad they survived. I’m also glad to live in a country where is unlikely there will be a loaded gun under a bed where children are being minded.

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  • Glad to hear the injured children are in stable condition. Hope & pray they recover well & totally.
    But a loaded gun in a in-home daycare ?? It should not be allowed to own a gun privately at all.


    • Yes, it was really irresponsible of the owner of the gun!

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  • omg, my heart goes out to the little toddlers and their families. Things like this just should not happen.

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  • No!! Unbelievable!! How can be that these “accidents” happen so regularly?????

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