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Police: Shooting death of boy, 8, believed to be accidental

Police: Shooting death of boy, 8, believed to be accidental



 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An 8-year-old New Haven boy died Thursday night in what police believe was an accidental shooting in his home.

Officers and paramedics responded to Howard Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., Capt. Anthony Duff said. The boy was treated in a second-floor bedroom and brought to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Duff said.

Police seized a handgun and a safe from the home and notified the state Department of Children and Families about the boy’s death.

The child’s name has not been released.

Police did not release additional details.


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