Police: Boy accidentally shot by teen in northeast Columbus


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One boy was injured after a shooting in northeast Columbus Sunday night.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 8:35 p.m., Sunday, officers were called to a shooting in the 5700 block of Forrest Hills Boulevard.  

Officers arrived on scene and found an 11-year-old boy suffering from a single gunshot wound to the stomach. He was later stabilized after being taken to an area hospital in critical condition. 

Police say a 14-year-old boy, who is related to the victim, told officers he accidentally shot the victim while they were looking at his father’s handgun.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.  

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