Police say a Cleveland police officer’s 2-year-old son has died after apparently shooting himself with his father’s service weapon.
A Cleveland police statement says officers responded to a home in the northeast Ohio city around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Police say the child was taken to a hospital where he died from his injury.
The names of the child and the father weren’t immediately released.
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The police statement says preliminary information indicates that the child got his 54-year-old father’s gun and shot himself.
Police say they are continuing their investigation.
They say the officer was hired by the department in 1993.