OHIO GIRL, 3, SHOT BY 4-YEAR-OLD BROTHER: LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old Ohio girl is in critical condition after being shot in the head by her 4-year-old brother, who found a gun in a dresser.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Sunday in Lorain, about 30 miles west of Cleveland. Police say the two children were playing alone in a bedroom when the boy found a loaded .40-caliber handgun.
A police report says the father of the 3-year-old girl was holding her in his arms when officers arrived. The report says the 4-year-old boy was crying and that he repeatedly told an officer he was sorry.
FIREFIGHTER CHARGED IN HALLOWEEN FIGHT WITH KIDS: REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston fire captain who brandished a golf club in a fight with trick-or-treating children on Halloween has been suspended with pay.
Forty-four-year-old Carl Holmberg pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including assault and battery on a child with injury.
Prosecutors say the Revere fire captain hit an 11-year-old boy and two 14-year-olds with the golf club. None of the kids was seriously hurt.
Holmberg’s attorney says it was self-defense.
Police say the boys told responding officers Holmberg yelled at them for cutting through yards and confronted them with the golf club. Police say Holmberg smelled of alcohol.
Police say Holmberg told investigators he was trick-or-treating with his wife and son when he saw the boys causing a disturbance. He says he confronted the boys but then feared for his and his family’s safety.
1 SHOT AT DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALL: DOVER, Del. (AP) — A student was shot at a residence hall near Delaware State University on Monday, prompting police to lock down the campus for nearly three hours before determining the shooting was an isolated act of violence.
The victim, a male student, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Kay Sass, Dover emergency management coordinator.
The shooting was reported shortly after 5 p.m. at the Living and Learning Commons, said Dover Police Cpl. Mark Hoffman, and the campus was put on lockdown about 5:30 p.m., university spokesman Carlos Holmes said. The residence hall, formerly a Sheraton hotel, is about a half-mile north of the campus.
Neither Sass nor Hoffman offered any description of the shooter, who remained at large late Monday.