15-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After Being Shot by Father in Hartford: Police

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A Hartford teenager was taken to the hospital in critical condition after police said his father shot him early Monday morning.

Officers were called to a home in the city's south end around 5:45 a.m. after getting a report of someone shot.

When police arrived, they said they found a 15-year-old boy with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to an area hospital, where authorities said he is listed in critical, but stable condition.

Investigators said they determined that the boy was shot by his father. The father was taken into custody on scene without incident, they added.

The gun used in the shooting has been recovered.

Thursday afternoon police charged the father with criminal possession of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, unlawful discharge of a firearm, theft of a firearm, and possession of a high-capacity magazine.

Police did not identify the father or his son.

The events that led to the shooting remain under investigation.

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