LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A toddler sitting in his high chair was shot in the head and wounded by gunfire at his family’s home in northeastern Ohio, authorities said.
Benjamin Richardson, 26, of Lorain, was charged with felonious assault in the shooting, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday in Lorain. It wasn’t known Thursday if he has retained an attorney.READ MORE: Groundbreaking Set For Housing Complex At Site Of Former Garfield Synagogue
Authorities said Richardson — who is believed to be a relative of the child — had been seen near the home with what was described as a shotgun just before the shooting occurred. No other injuries were reported, and a motive for the shooting remains under investigation.READ MORE: Rite Aid To Open Location At South Side Works In 2022
The child remained hospitalized Thursday. His name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.
Lorain is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cleveland.MORE NEWS: Carnegie Museum Asking For Visitor Feedback On Cultural Sensitivity
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