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Suspect wanted after 2-year-old boy shot in Akron

The boy was treated for his injuries and is currently listed in stable condition, police said Monday morning.

AKRON, Ohio — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for shooting a 2-year-old boy in Akron on Friday.

Police say officers were called to Akron Children’s Hospital around 3:30 p.m. after the toddler was brought in by his mother with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The boy was treated for his injuries and is currently listed in stable condition, police said Monday morning.

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“Officers determined that the shooting, believed to be unintentional, occurred earlier at a residence in the 500 block of Koerber Avenue,” police said in a press release Monday morning. “Officers arrived there and located evidence of a crime inside the home. Also in the home were four other children, who ranged in age from 6 months to 13 years old, were all unharmed. The children, who were home at the time of the incident, were later turned over to Summit County Children’s Services.”

After obtaining a search warrant, detectives later recovered a handgun.

“The exact circumstances are unknown, and the incident remains under investigation,” police added.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. Callers can remain anonymous.

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