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Boardman boy says he was shot in hand while playing with gun

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Boardman police have released new information about what led up to an eight-year-old boy is being shot in the hand on Monday.

The child received stitches at Mercy Hospital after being shot in hand at an apartment on the 4000 block of Shields Road at around 8 a.m. Monday.

The boy's mother told police the sound of a gunshot awakened her.  She said she found her son with a wounded hand and the 9 mm gun that she stores in a closet.

The boy told police he was watching television and got the gun from the living room closet. He said he was playing with it when the gun went off.

Boardman Police Chief Todd Werth tells 21 News that investigators are conferring with the prosecutor about possibly filing charges.,

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