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

An 8-year-old New Haven boy died Thursday night in what police believe was an accidental shooting in his home.

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2020, 4:03 PM

Updated 1,410 days ago

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Police: Shooting death of boy, 8, believed to be accidental
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.
The Associated Press
 


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