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Police: 3-year-old Gales Ferry boy accidentally shot in hand

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Ledyard — A 3-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Tuesday for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening after being accidentally shot in the hand, police say.

The Ledyard Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at 12:12 p.m. reporting that the child had been shot in the hand, according to a news release from the Ledyard Police Department. The preliminary investigation found the child was accidentally shot in the hand with a handgun owned by his father, the release stated.

The boy was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment to his right hand, police said.

Police identified the home at 6 Kerrie Court in Gales Ferry as the Thibeault residence.

Ledyard police, Gales Ferry Fire Company, L + M Paramedics and American Ambulance responded to the incident. Ledyard Police Patrol and Detective Division personnel are continuing to investigate with assistance from the New London County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to the report.

Police said no additional information is available at this time.

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