The investigation, he said, is continuing.
Trotwood police had been sent to the residence after a relative brought the child to Dayton Children’s Hospital around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Hospital officials alerted Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.
The neighbor told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy she spoke with an officer who was checking the house to see if anyone was inside.
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She said she told the officer “I didn’t see or hear anything today” when the officer asked her about the shooting.
The neighbor said she doesn’t know the people who live in the house.
“It’s really sad to hear that people have guns around where kids can get a hold of them,” she said.
Police have the names of two people believed to have been with the child at the time of the shooting.