7-year-old boy shoots neighbor in Conn.

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7-year-old boy shoots neighbor in Conn.
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Sat, 08-25-2012 - 3:11pm
7-year-old boy shoots neighbor in Conn.

Connecticut police say a 7-year-old boy accidentally shot his adult neighbor in the chest using the man's own handgun.

The Associated Press

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018990552_apusshotbyneighbor.html

PROSPECT, Conn. —

Connecticut police say a 7-year-old boy accidentally shot his adult neighbor in the chest using the man's own handgun.

Police say the man was taken to a hospital but his wound is not life-threatening.

Authorities have not said how the boy got ahold of the gun or what led to the shooting in Prospect.

State police continue to investigate.

 nwtreehugger  

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Sun, 08-26-2012 - 8:25am
So little details.
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Sun, 08-26-2012 - 12:26pm
Still waiting for more obviously but irregardless of how or why, it seems apparent that the owner of the gun didn't do a very good job of securing his gun.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 08-18-2004
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 12:33pm
Or... he could have been showing the boy how to hold it and the kid shot him on purpose.

Who knows?

I believed a man in NYC shot 10 people from the first few days media reports.. turns out that was wrong.