The 14-year-old boy who was initially reported dead by Akron police in an accidental shooting-suicide is alive, according to a local councilwoman who spoke to the boy's mother Thursday.
Akron Police are investigating the shooting that happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday on Grand Avenue.
According to police, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were playing around with a gun in a basement.
Witnesses told police the 15-year-old boy accidentally shot the 14-year-old boy in the head. The 15-year-old then panicked and turned the gun on himself.
Both teenagers were transported to the Akron General Hospital, where the 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead. The 14-year-old boy was initially reported dead by Akron police.
The 14-year-old boy is alive in the hospital, a source confirmed Thursday.
The medical examiner's office reported only the death of the 15-year-old boy.