Boy in Critical Condition After Firearm Goes Off in Hartford: Police

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An 8-year-old boy was injured when a gun went off in Hartford on Monday morning and he is in critical, but stable condition, according to police.

Officers responded to Vine Street at 11:35 a.m. to investigate after a report of a firearm discharge that injured an 8-year-old boy and found the child conscious.

He was transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the boy was alone in a room with a firearm when it went off. The case is being investigated as an accident.

The investigation is underway.

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