7-year-old boy shoots and wounds neighbor in Connecticut

August 25, 2012 11:17:35 AM PDT
Connecticut state police say a 7-year-old boy has shot and wounded a 52-year-old man using his own small-caliber handgun in his home in Prospect.

Police say an initial investigation indicates the shooting was accidental.

The homeowner, identified as Joseph Delucia, was shot in the chest.

He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury for treatment. Police say his gunshot wound is non-life threatening and his conditions appears to be stable.

Authorities did not immediately release information on how the boy got hold of the gun and circumstances related to the shooting at the Summit Road home.

State police continue to investigate the incident.

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