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.