Updated: 11:27 PM
Children on Easter Egg Hunt Find Guns
FLINT, Mich. (April 10) - A group of children hunting for Easter eggs Saturday during a church event found two loaded handguns outside an elementary school.
Flint police said officers were called to the scene and also recovered a BB
gun and a broken toy gun on the grounds of Gundry Elementary School. No one was injured, Sgt. Michael Coote said.
One of the guns discharged when it was dropped, according to a police report, but it was unclear who dropped it.
The pastor of Ruth Street Baptist Church told WJRT-TV that one of the handguns had a bullet in the chamber, and the other handgun's clip had bullets in it.
"It's terrible that something like this has happened," Pastor Namon Marshall told the station.
Coote said he did not know how long the guns had been in the park.
Police opened an investigation after confiscating the weapons.
04/10/04 23:24 EDT