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1 teen injured, 1 killed in accidental shooting-suicide in Akron

Posted at 9:50 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 09:59:12-05

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.