Hartford PD: 4-year-old child injured by gunfire


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police in Hartford are investigating after a four-year-old child shot himself in the hand.

Police, Fire, and EMS responded to 97 Van Block Avenue and transported the child to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Officers say the child is in stable condition.

According to officials, the child, who lives at the address, located a small caliber handgun Thursday afternoon in an older sibling’s room and shot himself in the hand. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and all parties involved are fully cooperating. 

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