Police in Detroit say three children were left home alone when a tragic accident took place. According to Detroit Police Sergeant Michael Woody, a 9-year-old boy found "an unsecured weapon inside the home" and "was playing with it and shot himself."  The boy has died from injuries due to the shooting.

The incident happened just shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon on the northwest side of Detroit.  WDIV is reporting that the other children in the home were a 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy.

An investigation is taking place, the child's name has not yet been released.