Teen arrested after admitting to accidentally shooting 16-year-old, police say

The shooting happened at an apartment complex on July 7, according to Hamilton police.
Published: Jul. 10, 2023 at 2:19 PM EDT
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HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX) - A teenager is facing a negligent assault charge in connection with an accidental shooting.

A Hamilton Police Department arrest report says a 15-year-old shot a 16-year-old at an apartment complex on Northwest Washington Boulevard on July 7.

Officers were called to the complex around 8:45 p.m. and found the 16-year-old with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The 15-year-old suspect and other juveniles were at the apartment, according to Hamilton police.

Officers talked with witnesses and later found a gun in some bushes beside the apartment complex, police explained.

During an interview with detectives, the 15-year-old admitted that he was the one who pulled the trigger and accidentally shot the victim, police wrote in the arrest report.

The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital. The arrest report did not mention if the gunshot wound was life-threatening.

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