16-year-old arrested in shooting of 13-year-old in Bond Hill, police say

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:28 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 8:10 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police tell FOX19 NOW a juvenile is under arrest after admitting his role in the shooting of a 13-year-old male inside a Bond Hill home Wednesday.

The 16-year-old male was charged with felonious assault and taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center, according to police.

The shooting was reported at 5:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of Lawn Avenue.

The injuries of the teen shot are life-threatening, police say.

The shooting occurred when several friends were hanging out and playing video games in the basement of a home.

The 16-year-old was playing with a gun the residents kept there, court records show.

Not knowing the gun was loaded, the 16-year-old fired the gun, hitting the victim in the torso, according to police.

Everyone got into a car with the victim and started to drive him to the hospital, but they were stopped as they left the scene by officers responding to the shooting report, police say.

The Cincinnati Fire Department took the victim to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and police said they detained everyone else.

Police interviewed the witnesses and suspect.

They said they also recovered the weapon used in the offense and additional firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

The 13-year-old was not the only teen shot in Cincinnati Wednesday.

A 16-year-old was killed on Jonathan Avenue in Evanston about 1:15 p.m., according to police.

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