Boy, Age 11, Arrested For Shooting Brother, Age 8

Cleveland, Ohio police say they have arrested an 11-year-old boy who shot and wounded his 8-year-old brother while the two were playing "gangster" Friday morning.

Police say the boys were playing with a gun they found in their grandmother's car.

The 8-year-old is being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his upper chest. His condition wasn't immediately available, but police Lt. Thomas Stacho says the wound does not appear to be life-threatening.

He says the 11-year-old is being charged with felonious assault and the grandmother will be charged with failure to secure a deadly weapon.

The boys' mother, Kimmie Hicks, was sentenced Nov. 17 to four years in prison for beating them with an ax last July.


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