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Detroit Police say an altercation between parents turned violent when a 10-year-old boy shot his father in the back. The incident took place in the dark hours of the morning.

Reports say the boy tried to dissolve the dispute between his parents when he accidentally shot his father with the gun he was holding. The situation happened on Buena Vista Street on Detroit’s west side.

The boy was questioned by police and released to family. The boy’s aunt says the altercation is unfortunate. Sources say the father is in critical condition at Henry Ford Hospital.

No further details have been released.

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