Cops: 11-year-old Monroe boy accidentally shot by dad handling gun

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Monday, March 9, 2015

MONROE, CT (WABC) -- An accidental shooting in Connecticut left an 11-year-old boy hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the cheek.

Police in Monroe responded to an accidental firearm discharge at a home on Partridge Drive around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to authorities, a resident was securing his handgun when it accidentally went off, sending a bullet through the wall and striking the boy in the cheek.

The boy was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

He later was transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital.

An investigation by local police is continuing.