TPD: Three-year-old girl in critical condition from Toledo shooting

Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 6:03 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A three-year-old girl remains in critical condition from a shooting in Toledo, officials say.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of Woodruff Avenue near Detroit Avenue late Tuesday afternoon. Police confirmed on the scene that the child is younger than five years old. She was shot at least once, and family members were questioned at the safety building.

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz later told 13abc that the shooting was an “accidental shooting.” Toledo Police have yet to confirm the girl’s identity or the circumstance surrounding the shooting. However, Mayor Kapszukiewicz said he has briefed on the incident and that the young girl found a gun lying around the house and started playing with it when she accidentally shot herself in the head.

Mayor Kapszukiewicz said at this time, there are no details regarding who owned the gun.

According to our media partner, The Blade, the young girl remains in critical condition at ProMedica Hospital.

This is a developing story. Check back for additional information as we learn more.

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