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15-year-old charged in accidental shooting of 9-year-old

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 18:51:47-04

CLEVELAND — A 15-year-old has been charged in juvenile court for accidentally shooting a 9-year-old girl.

He has been charged with the equivalent of one count of tampering with evidence and the equivalent of one count of negligent assault.

Officers responded to the 3800 block of East 186th Street for a report of a 9-year-old girl shot in the chest on Monday, police said. The child was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital by EMS for treatment.

The matter remains under investigation.

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