Police: 2-year-old boy shot in Liberty, flown to Akron Children’s

The shooting happened on the 3000 block of Northgate Avenue

Police say a young boy was shot Sunday night in Liberty. He was taken to Northside Hospital and then life-flighted to Akron's Children's Hospital for further treatment.


LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A 2-year-old boy was shot in the leg Sunday night in Liberty.

He was taken to Northside Medical Center and then flown to Akron’s Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

The shooting happened on the 3000 block of Northgate Avenue. Police were called at 9:26 p.m.

Police say there was a family gathering happening. They’re not sure if the gunshot was self-inflicted or if the boy was shot by another person.

Monday morning, police said they were still trying to sort out what happened. People in the house told police that they didn’t know how the boy had been shot.

He was taken to the hospital by his family. Police said his wound wasn’t serious, and he’s expected to be OK.

Liberty Police are investigating the incident, and charges may be pending.

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