Boy finds gun while playing in Dayton backyard

A boy and his father discovered a gun in their backyard, according to a Dayton police report.

Officers responded around 6:50 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of North Cherrywood Avenue.

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The man reported that his son was shooting a BB gun at targets in the backyard when the he noticed a black, metal object in the yard. When the boy realized the object was a gun, he notified his father, read the report.

The man told officers that he did touch the gun to make sure that there wasn’t a round in the chamber, according to the report.

He reportedly does not know who the firearm belongs to and added that this is not the first time they’ve found a gun in their yard.

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The man also said that he’s seen unknown people run through his yard, read the report.

Officers checked their records to confirm that the gun was not stolen and noted that it was loaded with three rounds in the magazine, according to the report.

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