GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after getting shot in the face in his Grand Rapids home Saturday morning.
The shooting happened at around 1 a.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Houseman Avenue NE.
Officers were initially called to the home for a reported drive-by shooting with a 12-year-old victim. After investigating, they determined the shooting was falsely reported by the 14-year-old brother of the victim.
According to police, it appears the brothers were handling a gun in their basement while their parents were not home. The 14-year-old then discharged the gun and his 12-year-old brother was struck near the jaw. The 14-year-old then called police to report a drive-by shooting.
The 12-year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries and was being treated for his injuries at an area hospital.
The 14-year-old brother was taken to Kent County Juvenile Detention for discharging a firearm, falsely reporting a felony and for the stolen firearm.
It is unknown if the parents will face any charges.
The gun used in the incident was stolen in Wyoming in 2010.