Police: 17-year-old shot accidentally by father in Meriden

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MERIDEN — Police are investigating after a man accidentally shot his 17-year-old son Friday afternoon. 

Police responded to 72 Forest Ave. for a reported shooting just after 3 p.m. Officers found the teen at the scene with a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest/shoulder, Lt. Darrin McKay said in a statement. 

Police determined the teen was shot by his father, who was showing him a 9mm handgun, McKay said. The father was planning to get the teen acclimated with firearms to begin firearm training at a local gun range, McKay said. No one else was struck or injured. 

The teen was taken by ambulance to MidState Medical Center and then taken by LifeStar to a trauma center. The investigation is ongoing and officers are at the scene. 

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