5-Year-Old Boy Dies After ‘Accidentally’ Being Shot In The Face
Police say the shooting death of 5-year-old boy on Sunday in Mt. Auburn, Ohio appears to be an accident. “It’s a very tragic situation not only for the family but for all involved. When you lose a child this young, it hurts everyone,” Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said.
[su_center_ad]”Our officers were actually working the detail here at the UC Emergency Room encountered a male individual who was carrying a small child into the emergency room. It later became known to us once inside with the trauma team that he had suffered from a gunshot wound,” Blackwell said.
According to Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, 5-year-old Daniel Reddmond-Hamilton died from a single gunshot wound to the face. He also sustained other related injures, according to the coroner, CBS 3 reports.
“My plans are just trying to figure out what happened to the child,” Curtis Cross, the owner of the building said.
“They [neighbors] just told me they heard a pop and that the police were around here,” Cross said. “They told me there was supposed to be a birthday party here so kids were involved, so it’s a touchy situation.”
According to Cross, he rented the apartment where the shooting happened to a man named Marcus Steward two months ago.
It’s not clear if Steward is related to the child who was killed but Cross said Steward had three kids and seemed like a good guy.
“I have never seen him with a gun, he was never that type of person,” Cross said. “This is just shocking to me.”
The child died moments after reaching the hospital.
Also on Sunday, a 4-year-old Ohio boy shot his 3-year-old sister in the head.
Watch courtesy of CBS 3 (For the first minute or so, the news anchors don’t seem to realize they are on the air):
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