Akron father accidentally shoots his 6-year-old son in the leg

Akron father accidentally shoots his 6-year-old son in the leg

Akron police said a father accidentally shot his 6-year-old son in the leg on Aug. 1.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Alicia Walk and found the boy who was shot. The 38-year-old father told officers he had the gun and it accidentally went off, grazing his son's leg, according to the Akron Police Department. 

The boy was treated at a local hospital for a minor injury. A Juvenile Bureau Detective is consulting with the Police Legal Adviser to determine if charges are warranted.

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