The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a three-year-old boy. Initial reports indicate the child suffered a gun shot to the face from a small caliber shotgun.
Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Lecocq says at 11:40 this morning deputies received a frantic 9-1-1 call reporting the shooting at 1975 Back Run Road in Philo.
The family did not wait for the ambulance and rushed the child to Good Samaritan Hospital.
The child was pronounced dead. The name of the child or family has not yet been released.
Captain Lecocq says the incident remains under investigation.