The Canton police received a phone call reporting a shooting in the 500 blocks of 19th street NW, at around 7:50 p.m on Monday night.
The victim, a 6-year-old boy, was driven in a private car to Mercy Medical Center where he eventually gave up the ghost.
The 11-year-old boy whom the police believe to be the suspect was taken into custody. He has been charged with reckless homicide.
The police are requesting information on how the 11-year-old allegedly got the firearm and encourages anyone with any information to contact the Canton Police Department at 330-489-3144 or send an anonymous text to tip411. This is to help aid the detectives’ investigation.
The police stress the need for firearm safety and safekeeping as a means to guard against such tragedies.
Officers won’t disclose the victim’s name at the time.