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Police: Child finds gun in home, shoots himself

November 23, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old Connecticut child accidentally shot himself in the hand with a gun he found in his home.

Hartford police responded to the home just after 2 p.m. Thursday for reports of a 4-year-old child struck by gunfire.

The child was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment and police say he has been stabilized.

The preliminary investigation found that the boy wandered into an older sibling’s room, found the handgun, and shot himself.

No names have been released.

Police say the people involved are cooperating with investigators.

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