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Boy accidentally shot in cheek while father secures gun; injuries are non-life-threatening


MONROE, Connecticut — Police say an 11-year-old boy has been shot in the cheek after a gun his father was handling accidentally fired.

WVIT-TV reports ( ) that officers responded to a home on Partridge Drive around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. A man told them he was securing his 9mm handgun when he accidentally fired it, shooting a bullet through a wall and striking his son

The boy was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He later was transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital.

An investigation is continuing.

Information from: WVIT-TV,

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