Teen accidentally shot by 12-year-old near east Columbus elementary school


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A 15-year-old boy is in stable condition after being accidentally shot by a 12-year-old boy outside an east Columbus elementary school Tuesday afternoon after police said a group of was playing with a handgun.

According to Columbus Police, at approximately 5:12 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Brentnell Boulevard near East Linden Elementary School for a report of a shooting.

Officer found the 15-year-old suffering from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

Police said the victim and other juveniles were playing with the gun outside the school when it was accidentally fired, hitting the victim.

Columbus Police said the case is being forwarded to the Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations for review.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).    

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