Teenage girl dies after stolen gun goes off, sheriff’s office says

Teenage girl dies after stolen gun goes off, sheriff’s office says

LOCKLAND, Ohio (FOX19) - A teenage girl has died after she was found with a gunshot wound earlier Wednesday, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement found a 17-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the chest in the back of a home in the 200 block of North Cooper Avenue, the sheriff’s office says.

The teen was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, but she later died from her injuries.

Two teenage boys, a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old, were inside the home on North Cooper Avenue and taken in for questioning, the sheriff’s office says.

The investigation concluded the two boys and girl were “handling” a stolen gun at the time it was fired, the department says.

The 16-year-old teen is charged with reckless homicide, obstructing justice, and tampering with evidence, according to the sheriff’s department. The 14-year-old boy is charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department says.

The morning shooting “did involve students from Lockland Local Schools,” Lockland Local School District Superintendent Bob Longworth said in a message to families.

The high school was locked down, but is open again, according to police.

Please see the attached communication from the Lockland Local School District pertaining to events that occurred today....

Posted by Lockland Local Schools on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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