The Journal Gazette
Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:40 pm

Police: Boy, 3, and girl, 4, found unsecured gun; girl shot

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A 4-year-old Ohio boy and a 3-year-old girl got hold of a handgun belonging to an adult when it discharged, wounding the girl, authorities said.

Columbus police said they were called to the home shortly after 3 p.m. Friday and found the girl with a single gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.

Police said they later learned that the two children had gotten hold of an unsecured firearm belonging to an adult and a single shot was discharged, striking the victim.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the police felony assault unit.

Sign up for our daily headlines newsletter

Top headlines are sent daily