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An 8-Year-Old Akron Boy in Critical Condition after His 9-Year old Cousin Shot Him

An 8-Year-Old Akron Boy in Critical Condition after His 9-Year old Cousin Shot Him
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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.

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