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Man arrested after 4-year-old injured in apparent accidental shooting

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Posted at 12:14 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 01:07:28-05

RICHMOND — An adult has been arrested after a 4-year-old was shot following an incident in Richmond Thursday evening.

It happened just before 5 p.m. at a house in the 200 block of NW 13th Street.

According to Richmond Police Captain Curt Leverton, police found the child with a gunshot wound. The shooting appears to be accidental, although very few details have been released at this time.

The child was rushed to nearby Reid Health and then flow to a Dayton, Ohio hospital. Police described the child's condition as stable.

A 23-year-old man at the house was arrested on preliminary charges of neglect or a dependent, and possession of a handgun without a license.

Police have not said what relationship the man had to the child or who fired the shots.

The incident remains under investigation.