Police say the 4-year-old was playing with a handgun he had found in a bedroom when the shooting occurred.
Sgt. William Palmer confirmed both of the boy’s parents were both home at the time of the shooting. Three of the couple’s children — 1-year-old, 4-year-old, and a 5-year-old that was not home at the time — are now in protective custody.
Homicide investigators have been assigned to the case and are interviewing the parents, but no arrests have been made. Once complete, the investigation will be referred to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for possible charges against the parents.
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