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.