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8-year old in critical condition from gunfire

 
Posted Friday, April 11th 2014 @ 4am  by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --A 23-year old man is in custody, charged in connection with a shooting that critically hurt an 8-year old boy.

Robert L. Broom of Columbus is charged with aggravated assault.

The boy was a passenger in a car  that was headed westbound on Roswell Dr. near Courtright Rd. around 5:30 Thursday afternoon when it was hit by gunfire.

He was rushed to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he was reported to be in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

Neither the boy's uncle, who was driving, nor a 6-year old and two other adults in the car were hurt.

Police do not have a motive in the shooting.

(Photo courtesy Getty Images)

 

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