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6-year-old boy accidentally shot in leg by his father in Akron

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 13:50:33-04

A six-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg by his father on Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded to the 700 block of Alicia Walk for a report of a shooting.

Police said originally the parents denied any knowledge as to how their child was shot but later the boy's 38-year-old father admitted he had a gun and it accidentally went off, grazing his son's leg.

The six-year-old was treated at a local hospital for a minor injury.

A Juvenile Bureau Detective is investigating with the Police Legal Advisor to determine if charges will be filed.