Police Believe 3-Year-Old Child Shot Father


UPDATED: Sunday September 23, 2012 6:08 PM

Police said that they believed a man’s 3-year-old child accidentally shot him on Sunday afternoon.

According to Marion police, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of Scranton Avenue at about 3:10 p.m.

Officers found a 24-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to his right side. The man was transported to Marion General Hospital and then was flown by helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for surgery.

Police said that they were continuing to investigate the shooting but believed that the man was accidentally shot by his young child.

Police recovered the handgun used in the shooting and removed several other guns from the home.

Marion County Children Services was notified of the incident.

The name and condition of the man shot was not immediately released.

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