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What type of gun the Streetsboro teen who allegedly shot his younger brother used, and how he got it

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 25, 2018

Police have released some information about the weapon they believe was used by a 13-year-old boy whom authorities say intentionally shot and killed his 11-year-old brother at their Streetsboro home Monday night.

Lieutenant Tricia Wain of the Streetsboro Police Department said the handgun they believe was used in the fatal shooting had been locked in a cabinet in a grandfather's home. Police said the 13-year-old boy dismantled part of a locked cabinet when he couldn't find a key.

The firearm in the cabinet was a .357 Magnum. Authorities are waiting on ballistic and autopsy results to confirm this was the weapon used in the shooting.

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When Streetsboro police arrived at the home on Alden Avenue Monday night, they found the 11-year-old in his bedroom with a gunshot wound.

The child was taken to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.