Detroit-area grandmother accidentally fires AK-47, wounding 3-year-old girl

A 3-year-old girl has been wounded after an AK-47 assault rifle accidentally discharged as her grandmother was trying to unload the weapon inside a Detroit-area home.

Police say girl was in stable condition at a hospital

A 3-year-old girl was wounded after an AK-47 assault rifle, similar to the one shown in the above photo, accidentally discharged at her Detroit-area home. (WikiCommons)

A 3-year-old girl has been wounded after an AK-47 assault rifle accidentally discharged as her grandmother was trying to unload the weapon inside a Detroit-area home.

Warren, Mich. police say the girl was shot Wednesday morning after the grandmother found the rifle in the home.

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WJBK-TV reports that the slug travelled from the second floor and grazed the girl's leg. The girl was on the first floor. Police say it also narrowly missed an 18-year-old who was in the basement.

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

It was not immediately known who owns the rifle. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says there "probably will be some charges forthcoming."