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Reading child accidentally shot in leg: 2-year-old girl shot at home on East Lakeview Drive

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READING, Ohio - A 2-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg at a home in Reading Thursday evening.

The shooting took place at about 7:20 p.m. at the Lakeshore Drive Apartments on East Lakeview Drive, according to Hamilton County dispatch. The complex is not far from the Ridgewood Golf Course.

The child was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital to be treated for what appeared to be a "non life-threatening" injury, according to the Reading Police Department.

Her condition and identity were not immediately available.

Kevin Innskeep, a resident at the property, said the news of the shooting was more alarming than the actual sound of the gunfire.

"I didn't even hear it. I live right above (the apartment where the shooting happened). I was actually surprised (to hear about the shooting)," he said. "I have seen police cars here before but not for anything like, this maybe a domestic (dispute), but nothing like this matter."

Investigators said they are treating the incident as an accidental shooting. They are not looking for a suspect.

No further information on the matter will be released until the completion of the investigation, according to police.

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9 On Your Side reporter Natasha Williams contributed to this report.

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