Connecticut Dad Shoots Teen Son While Instructing Him On Guns


According to authorities, a Connecticut teen was accidentally shot by his father Friday afternoon as the older man was instructing him about guns.

Police said that the 17-year-old, whose name along with his father’s was not released, sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder just after 3 p.m. Friday in Meriden, about 22 miles southwest of Hartford, the Hartford Courant reports.

“The father was planning on getting his son acclimated with firearms to begin firearms training at a local gun range shortly,” at the time of the incident, Meriden Police said in a statement.

Authorities noted that the teen was transported to a hospital before being transferred to a trauma center but did not provide additional information on his condition.

An investigation is reportedly ongoing.

Global News Ink has contacted the City of Meriden for additional information.