Vermont State Police say an 8-year-old girl has been hospitalized after she was accidentally shot Wednesday afternoon in the arm by a 3-year-old boy in a residence in Cabot.
Police said they responded around 1 p.m. Wednesday to a home on Main Street in Cabot for a report of an 8-year-old girl who had been shot.
Police, in a release issued Thursday morning, stated that an investigation showed that a 3-year-old boy in the home accidentally discharged a firearm “resulting in a non-life threatening injury to the female juvenile’s arm.”
The girl was flown by helicopter to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington for treatment. “The incident is still under investigation and it has so far been determined to be an accident,” the state police release stated.
State police did not release the identities of the children involved, though the release did state that the 8-year-old girl was from Barre.
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