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17-year-old hospitalized after being shot in the chest in Litchfield

New Hampshire Union Leader

June 16. 2018 10:16PM

LITCHFIELD — A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after being accidentally shot in the chest Saturday evening.

Officers responded to a house on the 200 block of Charles Bancroft Highway and found the boy stable and alert, the Litchfield Police Department said in a statement. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The incident is still under investigation, but police said it appears that when someone — it was not immediately clear whether it was another person or the victim — loaded a round into a .22 caliber Chiappa Little Badger rifle and closed the barrel, the round accidentally discharged.

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