Eight-year-old shot in hand

BOARDMAN — Police responded to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital around 8 a.m. Monday after receiving a call about an 8-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the hand, according to police Chief Todd Werth.

The incident happened on Shields Road, said Werth. Police did not receive an initial call from the family.

Werth said individuals at the hospital determined the shooting was an accident, but police are investigating the circumstances.

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