CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office said Monday that no charges will filed in the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in East Price Hill during this past weekend.
Two children and one adult Saturday afternoon were present in an East Lasalle Avenue home when Sammy Lorenzo was shot in the chest, according to authorities.
The prosecutor's said the shooting was accidental.
The boy was transported to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where he underwent surgery but later died from his injuries.
Lorenzo and his two brothers, ages 9 and 10, were visiting their 19-year-old uncle, who lives in the home where the shooting occurred. The children were alone in a bedroom when they found a loaded handgun, according to investigators.
The boys were playing with the gun and a single shot was fired by one of the victim's brothers, which struck Lorenzo in the chest.