Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ohio 14-Year-old Accidentally Shot in the Head - 16-Year-old Shooter Arrested Immediately

Local news

The shooting happened at a home in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue shortly around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, officers found a victim with a gunshot wound. He was taken to UC Medical Center via AirCare.

The victim is a 14-year-old boy and according to the 911 call, he was shot in the back of the head. Police did not release his condition.

A 16-year-old suspect has been charged with assault, tampering with evidence, and discharging a firearm within the city limits. The suspect is currently in the Juvenile Detention Center.
Hamilton police said it appeared the teenagers were playing with the gun when it was accidentally discharged.

"I see a lot of teenagers hanging out there all the time, going in and out and stuff but it's the first time I've seen anything like this," neighbor, Amanda Watson, said. "There was another shooting about a month ago, right on the same road. It's scary, kind of, that there's always people getting shot around here, especially kids."

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