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2-year-old takes gun from purse, shoots himself in arm, mother reports to police

Posted at 1:21 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 13:21:08-05

CLEVELAND — A mother in Cleveland told police that her 2-year-old son took a handgun from her purse and shot himself in the arm on Wednesday, according to a police report.

Police responded to the Cleveland Clinic on Euclid Avenue after the child was taken there by a private vehicle, the report states.

The shooting happened in the 2200 block of East 69th Street.

The Cleveland police’s child abuse unit is investigating.