A 3-year-old child is dead after being shot in Ypsilanti. Police say another child was playing with a gun when it went off accidentally.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department tells WDIV the victim's mother was home at the time of the incident.

The shooting has sparked discussions with authorities about children and gun violence. In the second video below, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason spoke with ABC-12 about a law passed in 2010 about firearm education.