16-year-old charged in shooting of 13-year-old in Bond Hill

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The Cincinnati Police Department say a juvenile has been arrested after he admitted he shot a 13-year-old male inside a Bond Hill home Wednesday.

Officials say the 16-year-old male is facing charges of felonious assault and has been taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center.

He is scheduled to appear before a magistrate at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, juvenile court officials said.

The shooting was reported at 5:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of Lawn Avenue.

The shooting occurred when several friends were hanging out in the basement of a home.

The 16-year-old was playing with a gun the residents kept there and unintentionally fired one round, striking the victim once in the torso, according to police.

Everyone got into a car with the victim and started to drive him to the hospital, but they were stopped as they left the scene by officers responding to the shooting report, police say.

The Cincinnati Fire Department took the victim to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and police said they detained everyone else.

They said they also recovered the weapon used in the offense and additional firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.