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New Haven Boy Dies of Gunshot Wound to Head

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven police say a 13-year-old boy was killed when he was accidentally shot in the head.

Few details were available about the shooting Sunday night in an apartment. Acting Chief of Police John Vellecca said the circumstances are “ambiguous.”

The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/po2qQz ) that the youngster died at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Authorities have not officially released his name.

Police spokesman David Hartman said the boy was shot once in the head. He said two adults were upstairs in the main house and two children were downstairs at the time of the shooting.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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