Police: Child rushed to hospital after northeast Columbus shooting

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) –  Columbus police are investigating whether a 23-month-old accidentally shot himself Monday morning.

Officers were sent to the 2000 block of Bancroft Street around 11:30 a.m. on the report of a shooting. Police say that when officers arrived on scene, they found a 23-month-old child suffering from a gunshot wound.  

The child was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in critical condition, and he is expected to survive.

Through 911 calls and statements, police believe the child may have accidentally shot himself. There were several people inside the residence at the time of the shooting, according to police. No arrests have been made.  

Police continue to investigate.  

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