Accidental shooting kills 3-year-old in Lima

LIMA — An accidental shooting resulted in the death of a 3-year-old boy early Saturday morning.

At roughly 3:15 a.m., Lima Police Department officers responded to a residence located in the 1200 block of Virginia Avenue in reference to a reported accidental shooting.

Upon arrival, officers and emergency personnel found the boy with a sustained gunshot wound. He was quickly transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, where medical personnel were unable to revive the child.

The incident is still under investigation, and officers report that no names — of either the child or parents — are being released at this time.

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