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Cleveland Police: Uncle arrested after 6-year-old accidentally shoots self

A six-year-old boy was taken to the Cleveland MetroHealth emergency room after suffering a gunshot wound on Wednesday.

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A six-year-old boy was taken to the Cleveland MetroHealth emergency room on Wednesday after suffering a gunshot wound. The shooting appears to have occurred accidentally.

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According to Cleveland Police, the shooting occurred at 3674 E. 52 Fleet near the Newburgh border. Based on preliminary information, it is believed that the child found a gun under a bed and shot himself in his hand. 

The child's uncle, an adult male, is under arrest for child endangering, failing to secure the weapon and may face other charges as well. The child remains at Metro after being transported there by EMS.

More on this story as it develops.

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