AKRON, Ohio — An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he was shot by his 9-year-old cousin.
The shooting happened at around 1 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 1200 block of Marcy Street.
Akron police said the boys were playing video games when the 9-year-old went to the kitchen to get something to eat.
According to the authorities, the 9-year-old found a handgun in the cupboard and shot the 8-year-old in the stomach.
A 14-year-old boy who was also in the house heard the shot and ran outside to have someone call for help.
The 8-year-old boy is being treated at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The shooting remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time, police said.