November 1, 2013

Bangor 3-year-old hospitalized after shooting in home

The Associated Press

BANGOR — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a 3-year-old child is hospitalized with a life-threatening injury following an apparent accidental shooting in the family's apartment.

Authorities say they received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday reporting a shooting at a Bald Mountain Drive apartment house. Officials say the child, whose name is not being released, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Sgt. Catherine Rumsey said Thursday the shooting appears to be accidental, and that police are continuing to investigate.

Neighbor Sandra Smith told WABI-TV that the girl's father was distraught when he came running out of the apartment, and that the girl was breathing and had her eyes open when she was taken to the hospital.

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