The Clark County Sheriff’s department investigated an accidental shooting of a 13-year-old at a house on Ogden Road Friday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Teen victim in accidental Springfield Twp. shooting recovering

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg Friday in Clark County but is expected to make a full recovery.

The boy, whose identity was not released Monday, was taken by CareFlight to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office Detective Brian Melchi said the office has investigated the incident.

“The child is doing fine,” Melchi said. “He did have surgery to repair the damage done from being shot.”

No one is facing criminal charges at this time, Melchi said.

“After everyone was interviewed, this was determined to be an accident and there will be no charges filed on this case at this time,” he said.

The gun was accidentally left out and an adult attempted to put it away when the child came home from school, Melchi said.

“The subject that accidentally fired the weapon had it out on a table and noticed he did not get it put away before the 13-year-old got home from school,” the detective said. “He attempted to put it away and while doing so his finger slipped and the gun went off. All parties involved in this incident confirmed to us this was an accident.”

The incident was reported around 4 p.m. in the 900 block of Ogden Road in Springfield Twp. and the victim was initially reported to be 12 years old.

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Multiple crews arrived at the scene Friday with flashing lights. An ambulance was seen backing into the driveway of the house. Ogden isn’t a busy street but was mostly blocked off during the deputies investigation.

A person who lives at the home declined comment when asked by a reporter on Friday.

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