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9-year-old boy shot by stepfather in Cleveland; police believe it was an accident

The child was struck in the hand and upper leg, but was not taken to the hospital.
Credit: Craig Roberson, 3News
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CLEVELAND — Police are investigating after a 9-year-old boy was apparently shot in Cleveland's West Eighties neighborhood by his stepfather Saturday morning.

Authorities believe the shooting occurred by accident, according to "preliminary information." The child was struck in the hand and upper leg, but was not taken to the hospital.

Officials are still looking into the matter. Stay with 3News for updates as they become available.

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