8-year-old Akron boy in critical condition after police say he was shot by his 9-year-old cousin

8-year-old Akron boy in critical condition after police say he was shot by his 9-year-old cousin
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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he was shot by his 9-year-old cousin.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 1200 block of Marcy Street.

Akron police said the boys were playing video games, when the 9-year-old went to the kitchen to get something to eat.

According to officers, the 9-year-old found a handgun in the cupboard and shot the 8-year-old in the stomach.

A 14-year-old boy who was also in the house, heard the shot and ran outside to have someone call for help.

The 8-year-old boy is being treated at Akron Children's Hospital.

Police said the shooting remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

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