During the investigation, detectives said they determined the victim was home alone with at least two other children when he accessed an unsecured handgun.
AKRON, Ohio — Editor’s note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Feb. 3, 2021.
A 30-year-old woman was charged with child endangering after police say her 12-year-old son was hurt in an accidental shooting Monday evening.
The Akron Police Department says officers responded to the 800 block of McKinely Avenue around 8:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting. That’s where they found the child with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest and arm.
The boy was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital for treatment. Authorities say his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
“During the investigation, detectives determined that the victim was home alone with at least two other children when he accessed an unsecured handgun,” according a to a press release from the Akron Police Department.
Police say one of the kids was handling the gun when it went off and struck the boy.
The gun was recovered at the scene with no additional injuries reported. The boy’s mom, who police say has been identified as Diane Carter, was later arrested.
“Investigators are still working to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident,” police said.
No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story if more information is released.
Editor’s note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on June 7, 2021.
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