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Toddler accidentally shot by father in Cleveland, police say

Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 16:58:45-04

CLEVELAND — A toddler is in serious but stable condition after he was accidentally shot with a shotgun by his father on Cleveland’s West Side Wednesday, according to police.

The child was shot with bird shot by the child’s father at a home in the 4600 block of W. 41st Street, police said.

The child is conscious and breathing, and is in serious but stable condition, according to police. An EMS official confirmed they responded to the home and took the child to MetroHealth.

The preliminary information indicates the father was showing someone the gun and accidentally fired it. No arrests have been made at this time.