I-TEAM: 8-year-old shot, killed by 13-year-old relative at home in Perkins Township

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PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) -- Police are investigating the shooting death of an 8-year-old child.

Police say the child was shot in a home in 5000 block of Memphis Avenue at 3:56 p.m. Saturday.

The child died a short time later at the hospital. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notifications.

Investigators say the 8-year-old was shot by a 13-year-old relative.  Officials recovered a firearm and are currently working to identify where it came from.

After conferring with the Erie County Prosecutors Office, the 13-year-old was taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.

Authorities believe this was an accidental shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

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