RAPID RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy who was shot at his home in northern Michigan.

The boy was shot by another child Monday at a rural home in Rapid River Township, about 30 miles east of Traverse City, said Kalkaska County Sheriff Pat Whiteford.

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He believes the shooting was accidental. Parents were elsewhere at the time.

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Whiteford said there were eight children at the home.

“There’s still a lot of stuff going on even late into the evening here regarding what happened,” the sheriff told the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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