Juvenile Accidentally Shoots Self in Hartford: Police

A juvenile is recovering after accidentally shooting themself in Hartford on Wednesday.

Police say they responded to a residence on 1620 Main Street around 8:00 p.m. after getting a report that someone was shot. When officers arrived, they learned that a juvenile had shot themself after mishandling a gun.

Detectives worked to recover the gun and collect other evidence from the scene.

The juvenile was sent to an area hospital to be treated for what officials say was a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand and a graze wound to the abdomen.

Hartford Police's Major Crimes Division is investigating the shooting.

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