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2-year-old boy killed, 14-year-old charged in shooting near east side of Columbus

The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 300 block of North Monroe Avenue.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police say a 2-year-old boy who died Wednesday evening was shot and killed by a teen relative who was babysitting him.

According to police, the shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. inside a home in the 300 block of North Monroe Avenue. 

The toddler, Romere Harris, was taken to Nationwide Children's hospital where he later died.

Police say the little boy's uncle, 14-year-old Charles Hodge Jr., was handling a gun and it went off, shooting his nephew.

Another child who was also at home at the time was not hurt.

Hodge is charged with reckless homicide and evidence tampering.