KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 28-year-old woman was killed in an accidental shooting as she slept Friday morning, Kalamazoo public safety officers say. It happened around 5:50 a.m. at a house in the 700 block of Dwight Street.
Investigators say a 12-year-old mentally impaired child was playing with a shotgun while the family slept. The child accidentally fired the gun and bullets went through a wall, striking the women who was sleeping in the living room.
The victim was struck in the head and died at the scene.
Police believe the shooting was accidental but an investigation is ongoing. The victim's name is not being released until her family can be notified.