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Candlelight vigil for Ohio child draws dozens

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Akron street corner was the scene of a candlelight vigil for a 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot in his father's car last week.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that about 40 people came together Sunday night to remember Jamarcus Allen near the spot where he was killed.

Authorities say Jamarcus was riding in a car driven by his father Wednesday when he apparently found a gun and shot himself in the head.

The child's father, Terrence Allen, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and illegal weapons possession because a previous felony conviction prohibited him from carrying a firearm.

The 48-year-old Allen is being held in the Summit County Jail.

Some people attending the vigil said they hoped people would get rid of their guns.

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