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6-year-old boy accidentally shoots self in hand in Cleveland, police say

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 18:15:59-04

CLEVELAND — A six-year-old boy was transported to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the hand in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood, a police spokesperson confirmed.

The boy was transported to MetroHealth Hospital for treatment, police said.

Police say the boy found a gun under a bed and shot himself in the hand. The boy's uncle has been arrested for child endangering and failing to secure the weapon, police said. More charges are possible.

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