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.